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Welcome to the University of Maryland Undergraduate Catalog website. The Undergraduate Catalog 
provi des i nf ormati on pertai ni ng to undergraduate acaderri c programs, i ncl udi ng course descri pti ons 
and program requi rements, and sets forth the university's academic, registration and graduation 
pol icies and regulations. A I isti ng of U ni versity of M aryland pol icies and procedures is avai lable at 
http://www. presi dent, umd.edu/pol i ci es/. Program requi rements contai ned i n the U ndergraduate 
Catal og supersede any i nf ormati on whi ch may be contai ned i n any bul I eti n of any school or 
department. Thi s U ndergraduate Catal og al so contai ns hyperl i nks to other i nf ormati onal resources at 
the University of Maryland. The information contained in these hyperlinks is provided as a 
conveni ence to the reader and i s not part of the U ndergraduate Catal og itself . 

The provi si ons of the U ndergraduate Catal og are not to be regarded as a contract between the 
student and the University of Maryland. The University reserves the right to change its policies, 
rules, regulations, requi rements for graduation, course offerings, tuition, fees, other charges, or any 
other contents of thi s catal og at any ti me. 

C hanges are effected from ti me to ti me i n the general pol i ci es, and acaderri c and graduati on 
requi rements. The U ndergraduate Catal og wi 1 1 be updated to ref I ect such changes, as appropri ate, but 
updates may not appear i mmedi atd y . There are establ i shed procedures for maki ng changes that 
protect the i nsti tuti on's i ntegri ty and the i ndi vi dual students i nterest and wd fare. A curri cul um or 
graduati on requi rement, when al tered, i s not normal I y retroacti ve unl ess the change i s to the 
students' advantage and can be accommodated withi n the span of years normal I y requi red for 
graduation. 



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About the University 

Academic Calendar 2013-2014 

Fall Semester 2013 

First Day of Classes 
Thanksgiving Recess 

Last Day of Classes 
Reading Day 

Final Exams 

Commencernent - M ai n Ceremony 
Commencement - Col I ege/Department Ceremoni es 

Winter Term 2014 

Classes Begin 

Dr. Martin Luther King Holiday 

Classes End 



September 3 (Tuesday) 

November 28- December 
1 (Thursday-Sunday) 

December 13 (Friday) 

December 14 (Saturday) 

December 

16-21 (Monday-Saturday) 

December 21 (Saturday) 
December 22 (Sunday) 



J anuary 2 (Thursday) 
January 20 (Monday) 
J anuary 22 (Wednesday) 



Spring Semester 2014 

First Day of Classes 
Spring Break 

Last Day of Classes 
Reading Day 

Final Exams 

Senior Day 

Commencernent - M ai n Ceremony 

Connmencement - Col I ege/Department Ceremoni es 

Summer Term 2014 

Sessions I and I -A Begin 
Session I -A Ends 
Session I -B Begins 
I independence Day H ol i day 
Sessions I andl-B End 



J anuary 27 (M onday) 

March 

16-23 (Sunday-Sunday) 

May 13 (Tuesday) 

May 14 (Wednesday) 

May 

15-21 (Thursday-Wednesday) 

May 22 (Thursday) 

May 22 (Thursday) 

May 22 (Thursday) and May 
23 (Friday) 



June 2 (Monday) 
June 20 (Friday) 
June 23 (Monday) 
July 4 (Friday) 
July 11 (Friday) 



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Sessions 1 1 and II -C Begin July 14 (Monday) 

Session 1 1 -C Ends August 1 (Friday) 

Session 1 1 -D Begins August 4 (Monday) 

Sessions II and II -D End August 22 (Friday) 

Al I dates are potenti ally subj ect to change. 

F uture acadenri c cal endars can be vi ewed at www. provost. umd.edu/cal endar/ 



Accreditation 

The University of Maryland, College Park isaccredited by the M iddle States Commission on Higher 
Education ( MSCHE ). under the authority of the U .S. Department of Education. I n addition, 
i ndi vidual col leges, schools, and departments are accredited by a number of other groups: 

Accreditors Approved by U.S. Secretary of Education: Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 
Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics; American Psychological 
Association, Committee on Accreditation ; American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, 
Counci I on Acadenri c Accreditati on i n A udi ol ogy and Speech-Language Pathol ogy ; A meri can 
Veterinary Medical Association, Council on Education ; Council on Education for Public Health ; 
National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation; National Council for 
Accreditation of Teacher Education; Commission on English Language Program Accreditation. 

Other Accreditors American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Commission on 
A ccredi tatti on for M arri age and F ami I y T herapy E ducati on; L andscape A rchi tecture A ccredi tati on 
Board (LAAB); Institute of Food Technologists; National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB); 
PI anni ng A ccredi tati on B oard; A meri can A ssembl y of Col I egi ate School s of B usi ness; A meri can 
Library Association (ALA); Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE); Council on 
Rehabilitation Education; Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational 
Programs (CACREP); Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET); Accrediting 
Council on Education on Journal ism and Mass Communications (ACEJMC); National Association 
of School s of Publ i c Affai rs and A dm ni strati on. M aster of A rchi tecture program val i dated, not 
accredited, by the Royal Society of Architects. 

Evaluated Rather Than Accredited: 

M aryland Sea Grant Col lege (National Sea Grant Review Panel ), Water Resources Center (U nited 

States Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey). 

For more information about Accreditation see http://www.ms07.umd.edu/ 



Campus Adrrinistration and Deans 

College Park Administration 

Wallace Loh, President 

Mary Ann Rankin, Senior Vice President and Provost 

L i nda C lement; V i ce Presi dent for Student Affai rs 



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CarloCdlela, V i ce President for A dnrini strati on & Finance 
Patrick O' Shea, V i ce Presi dent for Research 
Peter Weiler, Vice Presi dent for University Relations 
Brian D. Voss V i ce Presi dent for I nformati on Technol ogy 

College Park Administrative Deans 

Donna B. Hamilton, Associ ate Provost for Acaderri c Affai rs and Dean for U ndergraduate Studi es 

Patricia A. Steele, Dean of Libraries 

Siba Samal, Associ ate Dean, Col I ege of Veteri nary M edi ci ne, M aryl and Campus 

Charles A. Caramel I o Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School 



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L Requirements and Application Procedures 

ADMISSION TO LIMITED ENROLLMENT PROGRAMS (LEP) 

Certai n col leges, schools, and departments withi n the university have taken steps to limit enrol I merit 
i n order to mai ntai n qual ity programs. These i ncl ude the School of A rchitecture, PI anni ng and 
Preservation, Robert H . Smith School of Busi ness, A . J ames Clark School of Engi neeri ng, Phi I i p 
Merrill Col lege of Journalism Department of Biological Sciences, Department of Biochemistry, 
C herri stry and E nvi ronmental Sci ences and Pol i cy- B i odi versi ty and Conservarj on, Department 
of Communi cati on, Department of Cri rri nol ogy, Department of Government and Pol itics. 
Department of Natural Resource Sciences and Landscape Architecture and Department of 
Psychol ogy. LEP programs are conti nual I y revi ewed. Students shoul d check the L E P websi te at 
www.lep.umd.edu or contact the Coordi nator of Li rri ted Enrol I ment Programs at 301-314-8385 for 
updated i nf ormati on. 

Freshmen: Admission for new freshmen to Li rrited Enrol I ment Programs is competitive. Because 
space may be I i rri ted for a parti cul ar maj or, earl y appl i cati on i s encouraged. F reshmen who are 
directly admitted to an LEP will be subject to a performance review when they complete 45 college 
credits. The revi ew vari es from program to program but al ways i ncl udes sati sfactory performance i n 
a set of appropri ate courses. Students not passi ng the revi ew wi 1 1 be requi red to choose another 
maj or. See the acaderri c program descri pti on for sped f i c detai I s. 

Freshmen not di rectiy admitted to an LEP may be assigned to Letters and Sciences. Students are not 
guaranteed admission to an LEP at a later date, although they may gai n admission by meeti ng the 
requi rements outi i ned i n thei r parti cul ar program by the ti me they compl ete 45 or 60 credits at 
M aryl and. See the f ol I owi ng secti on on L E P transfer adrri ssi on and the L E P program descri pti ons 
for further detai I s about thi s opti on. 

Transfers Transfer students and on-campus students wi shi ng to change thei r maj or to an L E P must 
meet a set of gateway courses with rri ni mum grades i n order to be admitted to the program Space i s 
I i rrited i n each program and the most qual if i ed appl i cants wi 1 1 be admitted each semester. 
A ddi ti onal i nf ormati on for each of the L i rri ted E nrol I ment Programs may be found i n the 
descri pti ons of acaderri c maj ors i n chapter 7. 

Transfer students who are not di rectiy adrri ssi ble to an LEP upon appl ication to the university wi 1 1 
be assigned to an alternate program Those with fewer than 60 credits wi 1 1 be assigned to Letters and 
Sci ences, and wi 1 1 be al I owed the opportuni ty to meet the gateway requi rements by the ti me they 
compl ete 45 or 60 credi ts. Students wi th more than 60 credi ts wi 1 1 be adrri tted to an i nteri m advi si ng 
program i n L etters and Sci ences where they wi 1 1 be advi sed regardi ng thei r qual i fi cati ons for the 
LEP and, i n some cases, students need to choose another maj or. 

Second Major: Enrolled students interested in adding an LEP as a second major should see "Degree 
Requi rements" i n chapter 4. 

Pre-Professional Procj-ams 

While professional schools do not require, favor, or prefer specific majors, pre- professional advisors 
can provi de gui dance concerni ng the choi ce of maj or. U ndeci ded students may enter Letters and 
Sciences, but must adhere to the University of Maryland policy, that students declare a 
degree-granti ng maj or by the ti me they reach 60 credits. See www.lt5c.umd.edu . 



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For further i nformation on pre- professional programs, see "Other for Credit Programs" i n Chapter 7, 
www.prdaw.umd.edu or www.prehealth.umd.edu . 



ADVANCED PLACEMENT (AP) CREDIT 

The University of M aryl and encourages applicants to seek A P credit so that academically successful 
students may move forward i n thei r programs at an appropriate pace. However, credit is not granted 
for al I exams offered by the Col I ege Board. Credits are accepted and courses are exempted, based on 
departmental approval , accordi ng to the chart bd ow. Students shoul d arrange to have thei r scores 
sent directly to the University of Maryland from the Educational Testing Service; the code is 5814. 
Students should also i nform thd r advisors at Orientation that they antici pate reed vi ng AP credit 
because this i nf ormati on may affect their pi acement i n subj ect- matter courses. 

If a student has already recdved AP credit at another institution, this credit will be reevaluated. The 
score reed ved must be equi val ent to the mi ni mum score the U ni versi ty of M aryl and accepted at the 
time the test was taken; otherwise, the credit will not be digible for transfer. AP credits that are 
accepted are recorded as transfer credi t on U ni versi ty of M aryl and records and f i gure i n the total 
number of credits earned toward graduation. Students may not reed ve AP credit for an equivalent 
course taken at the U ni versi ty of M aryl and or d sewhere. I f students earn credi t i n a course 
equi val ent to an A P exam for which they also earned credit, theAP credit will beddetedfromthdr 
records. Students shoul d check wi th thd r advi sors for detai I ed i nf ormati on on the assi gnment of A P 
credit. 

PI ease note that the chart represents a general outi i ne of A P credit. I n al I cases, credit i s avai I abl e 
onl y for grades of 3 or hi gher, subj ect to ongoi ng departmental reeval uati on. A 1 1 departments reserve 
the ri ght to reeval uate the content of exams and to change the assi gnment of credit and course 
equivalencies. Any new exams offered after February 15 may or may not be eval uated by the 
appropri ate department. Students shoul d check with thd r advi sor at Ori entati on. 

Certain departments, particularly Mathematics and Physics, have separate criteria for pi acement in 
courses and the assi gnment of credit. Students shoul d check with those departments for additi onal 
i nformation. All enteri ng freshmen wi 1 1 be placed i n math courses accordi ng to the U ni versity of 
M aryl and math pi acement exam 

To seethe 2013-2014 University of Maryland Advanced Placement (AP) Exams and C reef t 
Tables go toe 

www.urrti.edu/catal c>oyattachmerts/APCOREChart.pclf 
www, umd.edu/catal og/attachments/A PGenE DC hart, pdf 



FRESHMAN ADMISSION 

The University of Maryland is a publicly funded land grant institution and the flagship of the 
University System of Maryland. The university's M ission Statement expresses a commitment to 
achi evi ng exed I ence as the state's pri mary center for research and graduate educati on and the 
i nstiturj on of choi ce for undergraduate students of excepti onal ability and prorri se Consi stent with 



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this m ission, the university counts the diversity of its students among its greatest strengths and as 
an i ntegral component of the educati onal process and a contri buti ng factor to the acaderri c 
excel I ence of the i nstituti on. 

The undergraduate admission process, which reflects the university's educational mission, seeks to 
i denti f y those appl i cants, who as i ndi vi dual s and as a group, wi 1 1 enri ch and benef i t from the campus 
I earni ng envi ronment, and thus benefit the enti re student body. The process i s structured to build 
enteri ng cl asses of students whose vari ed backgrounds and experi ences provi de substanti al evi dence 
of their potential to: 

1. M eet the uni versi ty's requi rements for acaderri c success. 

2. Enrich the university as a heterogeneous community. 

3. Add new perspectives to the university's curricul um and scholarly pursuits. 

4. Devd op personal skills, incl udi ng I eadershi p, self -corf i dence, and i ntd I ectual engagement. 

5. Contribute to the intellectual, cultural, social and political life of the university, state, and nation. 
A s the uni versi ty must make finedistincti ons among I arge numbers of hi ghl y qual i f i ed appl i cants, 
the abi I ity to assess consistentiy al I i nformation presented i n the appl ication becomes i ncreasi ngly 

i important. Therefore, the uni versi ty empl oys a ri gorous revi ew process that engages the experti se of 
prof essi onal educators i n perf orrri ng i ndi vi dual i zed and holistic eval uati ons of each appl i cati on. 
Each appl i cant i s assessed on the basi s of achi evements and potenti al i n a broad range of acaderri c 
categori es, vi ewed i n the context of the opportuniti es and chal I enges the appl i cant has faced. 
These categori es i ncl ude 

1. Strength of educational performance, as measured by the nature and rigor of high school 
curri cul um and acaderri c achi evements. 

2. Potential for col lege success, as evidenced by performance on national I y normed standardized 
tests. 

3. Potential to promote beneficial educational outcomes and to make a positive contri buti on to 
campus and community I ife 

4. Persistence, and commitment to educational excel I ence, as evidenced by demonstrated success i n 
f aci ng adversity and overcorri ng obstacl es. 

Application Forms 

The undergraduate appl i cati on and support ng documents may be compl eted and submitted onl i ne 

vi a the web a t www, adrri ssi ons. umd.edu . 

Fall Semester Freshman Admission 

The University of Maryland strongly encourages all applicants to apply by our November 1 priority 

appl i cati on deadl i ne to assure best consi derati on for adrri ssi on, meri t schol arshi ps, and i nvi tati on to 

the H onors Col I ege, Col I ege Park Schol ars and other I i vi ng and I earni ng programs. A drri ssi on to 

the University of Maryland is competitive. Wetypically receive more than 26,000 applications for a 

fal I freshman class of approxi matdy 4,000. Asa result, we are unable to offer admission to al I 

students who have the abi I ity to be acaderri cal I y successful atMaryland. A compl eted appl ication 

i ncl udes an appl ication form official high school transcri pt, SAT or ACT scores, essays and activity 

statement, gui dance counsd or and teacher recommendati on forms and appl i cati on fee. 

Applyi ng by the November 1 priority deadl i ne is encouraged. For updated deadl i ne i nformation, 

pi ease vi si t our undergradate adrri ssi ons website . 

Spring Semester Freshman Admission 

Students may be adrri tted for the spri ng semester by appl y i ng di recti y for spri ng adrri ssi on or by 

havi ng thd r f al I appl i cati on i denti f i ed for spri ng adrri ssi on through the appl i cati on revi ew process 

(as a result of space I i imitations). I n addition, fal I appl icati ons reed ved after the priority deadl i ne or 

regul ar deadl i ne date wi 1 1 be consi dered on a rol I i ng, space-avai I abi e basi s for possi bl e spri ng 

adrri ssi on. A compl eted appl i cati on i ncl udes an appl i cati on form off i ci al hi gh school transcri pt, 



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SAT or ACT scores, essays and activities, guidance counselor and teacher recommendation forms 
and the appl i cati on fee, 

Applyi ng by the priority deadl i ne is encouraged. For updated deadl i ne i nformation, please visit our 
undergraduate adrri ssi ons website . 

Application Deadlines 

Spring: January 2 
Summer: Mayl 
Fall: August 1 

Financial Aid Applications 

The priority deadline for Financial Aid is February 15. Students seeking financial assistance should 

complete the FAFSA before recei vi ng thd r letter of admission. M ore i nformation is avai I able about 

Financial Aid in Chapter 2. 

Early Admission Options for High-Achieving High School Students 

Concurrent Enrollment: Talented high school seniors have the opportunity to enrol I at the 

U ni versi ty of M aryl and for two courses, or seven credi ts, each semester. Successful appl i cants wi 1 1 

have pursued a ri gorous hi gh school program and wi 1 1 have i ndi cated excepti onal performance and 

ability achi eved over ti me. To appl y, students must submit: the compl eted appl i cati on and fee; hi gh 

school transcri pt; an essay expl ai ni ng why they are i interested i n the program a I etter of 

recommendati on from the hi gh school ; and a I etter of perm ssi on from the parents or guardi an. 

Students must I i ve withi n commuti ng distance Tuition is assessed on a per-credit-hour basis. All 

mandatory fees appl y i n f ul I . 

Summer Enrollment High school students with a strong high school record may be considered for 

enrol I ment i n courses duri ng the summer precedi ng thei r j uni or or seni or year. They must f i I e a 

regul ar appl i cati on for undergraduate adrri ssi on, i ncl udi ng an off i ci al hi gh school transcri pt. Tuiti on 

is assessed on a per-credit-hour basis. All mandatory fees apply i n f ul I . For more i nformation, 

students shoul d vi si t the Off i ce of Extended Studi es on the web at www.oes.umd.edu . 

Early Admission: A I though the University of Maryland generally requi res applicants to earn a high 

school di ploma prior to thei r f i rst f ul l-ti me registration, the university wi 1 1 adrrit a I i rrited number of 

wd I -qual if i ed students without hi gh school di pi omas. Successful appl i cants wi 1 1 have pursued a 

ri gorous hi gh school program and wi 1 1 have i ndi cated excepti onal performance and ability achi eved 

over ti me. Students must be withi n two credits of hi gh school graduati on and have the commitment 

of the hi gh school to award a di pi oma after successful compl eti on of the freshman year at 

M aryl and. To apply, students must submit: the completed appl i cati on and fee, high school transcri pt 

and SAT or A CT resul ts, an essay expl ai ni ng how they wi 1 1 benef i t from the program a I etter of 

perrri ssi on from the parents or guardi an and a I etter of support from the hi gh school whi ch detai I s 

the school 's agreement to award the hi gh school di pi oma. Earl y adrri ssi on students are d i gi bl e for 

on-campus housi ng, schol arshi ps based on acadenri c achi evement, the H onors Col I ege, Col I ege Park 

Schol ars, and other I i vi ng I earni ng programs. Earl y appl i cati on i s strongl y advi sed. 

High School Equivalency Examination (GED) 

M aryl and resi dents who are at I east 16 years of age and who have not reed ved a hi gh school 

di pi oma may be consi dered for adrri ssi on provi ded they have earned the hi gh school General 

Education Equivalency (GED) certificate I n order to be considered for admission, the appl icant 

must subrri t a compl eted appl i cati on ( i ncl udi ng SAT scores i f the appl i cant has been out of hi gh 

school for I ess than three years) and present an above average total score as wd I as above average 

scores on each of the f i ve parts of the test. 

Non-AccreditjecVNon-Approved High School 



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Students from non-accredi ted/non-approved hi gh school s who seek adnri ssi on to the U ni versi ty of 
M aryl and shoul d contact the Off i ce of U ndergraduate A dnri ssi ons for i nf orrnati on. 
Home-Schooled Students 

H ome-school ed appl i cants shoul d meet the same mi ni mum hi gh school course requi rements 
expected of al I appl i cants. A ddi ti onal i nf orrnati on from home-school ed students i s requi red i n the 
f ol I owi ng areas of the appl i cati on: 

Transcript shoul d provi de course descri pti ons, books used, methods of eval uati on, and 
the grades recei ved, as wd I as a statement provi di ng general i nf orrnati on about the 
home-school curri cul um If col I ege- 1 eve! courses have been taken si mul taneousl y, an 
off i ci al col I ege transcri pt shoul d be i ncl uded wi th the appl i cati on. 

Letters of Recommendation: the U ni versi ty of M aryl and requi res two recommendati ons 
from al I freshman appl i cants. I n the case of home-school ed students these 
recommendati ons shoul d be provi ded by 1) an i ndi vi dual acti ng i n a supervi sory or 
eval uati ve capacity with regard to the students curri cul um and 2) from a teacher i n any 
setting (home-school program, community col I ege course, etc.). 



GRADUATE SCHOOL 

A ppl i cants who have earned or wi 1 1 earn a bachd or's degree at a regi onal I y accredi ted col I ege or 
university i n the United States (or the equivalent of a baccalaureate degree i n another country) are 
d igible to be considered for admission to the Graduate School at the University of Maryland. 
G raduate School and degree program cri teri a for adrri ssi on are avai I abl e i n the G raduate Catal og, 
avai lable onl i ne at www.gradschool .umd.edu/catalog. For more i information on graduate degree 
programs, f i nanci al ai d for graduate study, deadl i nes, and onl i ne appl i cati on i nstructi ons, pi ease 
vi sit the Graduate School 's website, www.gradschool .umd.edu . emai I gradschool @umd.edu, or cal I 
the Graduate School Information Center at 301-405-0376. Hard-copy correspondence can be 
addressed to the G raduate School , 2123 L ee B ui I di ng, U ni versi ty of M aryl and, Col I ege Park, M D 
20742-5121. 



INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE EXAMS (IB) AND CREDIT TABLE 

2013-2014 

The U ni versi ty of M aryl and awards credit to students who sit for I nternati onal Baccal aureate exams 

according to the tablebdow. TheUniversity retrieves scores from the I nternati onal Baccalaureate 

Organi zati on; students may request that thd r scores be rd eased to the U ni versi ty at 

www. i bo.org/i bna/graduates/. I nterested students shoul d contact the Off i ce of U ndergraduate 

A drri ssi ons for addi ti onal i nf orrnati on. N ote C redi t awards and course equi val end es are subj ect to 

change 

To seethe 2013-2014 1 nternational Baccalaureate Exams (IB) and C red t Tables go toe 

www, umd.edu/catal og/attachments/l BCOREChartpdf 
www, umd.edu/catal cio/attachments/l BGenEdC hart pelf 



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INTERNATIONAL STUDENT ADMISSION 

The University of Maryland seeks to enroll international students who demonstrate strong academic 
performance wi th records suggesti ng potenti al for success at M ary I and. A drri ssi on i s competi ti ve 
and i s offered to appl i cants whose acadenri c credenti al s i ndi cate marks of "very good" to 
"excellent." D ue to space I irritations and the competitive nature of undergraduate admission at the 
U ni versi ty of M aryl and, an i nternati onal appl i cant shoul d subrri t a compl ete appl i cati on as earl y as 
possible, and always before the deadlines listed in this section. Applications completed after a 
deadline will not be considered for that semester, but will be reviewed for the foil owing semester. 
E val uati on of an appl i cants credenti al s wi 1 1 take pi ace onl y after al I appl i cati on materi al s are 
received. 

Appl icants currentiy holdi ng or i ntendi ng to seek an F-l Student or J -1 Exchange Visitor visa to 
study i n the U ni ted States are consi dered i nternati onal appl i cants and shoul d observe the f ol I owi ng 
instructions. All other non- immigrant visa holders (including A, E, G, H, l,andl_) should follow the 
domesti c F reshman and Transfer i nstructi ons. 

Freshman Admission - 1 nternational 

Y ou are consi dered a freshman appl i cant if you have compl eted fewer than 12 semester hours of 
uni versi ty- 1 evd credi t beyond secondary school at the ti me you pi an to enter the U ni versi ty of 
M aryl and. Successful freshman appl i cants demonstrate sati sf actory compl eti on of di verse 

col I ege- preparatory subj ects i n secondary school , prof i ci ency in English, and evi dence of suffi ci ent 
funds to cover al I expenses. Due to space I i rritati ons, we are unabl e to offer adrri ssi on to al I students 
who have the ability to be successful academically at the University of Maryland. 

The Fal I (A ugust) deadl i ne for appl i cati ons to be recei ved i s N ovember 1. The Spri ng (J anuary) 
general deadl i ne i s A ugust 1. 

A 1 1 of the f ol I owi ng documents must be submitted before the freshman f i nal deadl i ne for an 
appl i cant to be consi dered for undergraduate adrri ssi on: I nternati onal Student A ppl i cati on for 
Undergraduate A drri ssi on; nonrefundable application fee (U.S. $65.00); official secondary school 
transcri pts i n nati ve I anguage wi th certi f i ed I i teral English transl ati ons and, where appropri ate, 
off i ci al results and certi fi cate of compl eti on from a nati onal secondary school exarri nati on and 
external board or agency exarri nati on; al I off i ci al uni versi ty or col I ege transcri pts i n nati ve I anguage 
with certified literal English translations (if any); proof of English proficiency (Test of English as a 
Foreign Language (TOEFL) or I nternational English Language Testing System (I ELTS); SAT or 
ACT official results statement of activities; essays; guidance counsel or and teacher recommendation 
I etters; and Certi fi cati on of F i nances, i ncl udi ng supporti ng documents that demonstrate support of 
U .S. $46,788 per year. Current F-l and J -1 Visa Holders must also provide photocopies of their 1-94 
Arrival/Departure Record, visa stamp, and current I -20 or DS-2019 form Current other 
non- i mrri grant Visa Holders must also provide photocopies of thei r I -94 Arrival/Departure Record 
and visa stamp. 

Transfer Admission - 1 nternational 

Y ou are consi dered a transfer appl i cant if you have compl eted 12 or more semester hours of 
uni versi ty- 1 evd credi t beyond secondary school at the ti me you pi an to enter the U ni versi ty of 

M aryl and. Students who have compl eted fewer than 30 transferabl e credits must submit hi gh school 
transcri pts and SAT or ACT scores. Successful transfer appl icants demonstrate better than average 



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grades i n strong acaderri c courses, prof i ci ency in English, and evi dence of suffi ci ent funds to cover 
al I expenses. D ue to space I i rri tati ons, we are unabl e to offer adrri ssi on to al I students who have the 
ability to be academically successful at the University of Maryland. 

The f al I (A ugust) f i nal deadl i ne for appl i cati ons to be recei ved i s M arch 1. The spri ng (J anuary) f i nal 
deadline is August! 

A 1 1 of the fol I owi ng documents must be submitted before the transfer f i nal deadl i ne for an appl i cant 
to be consi dered for undergraduate adrri ssi on: I nternati onal Student A ppl i cati on for U ndergraduate 
Admission; nonrefundable application fee (U.S. $65.00); all official university or col lege transcripts 
in native language with certified literal English translations; proof of English proficiency; essays; 
statement of activiti es; and Certi f i cati on of F i nances, i ncl udi ng supporti ng documents that 
demonstrate support of U .S. $46,788 per year . Current F-l and J -1 Visa Holders must also provide 
photocopies of thei r I -94 Arrival/Departure Record, visa stamp, and current I -20 or DS-2019 form 
C urrent other non- i mnri grant V i sa H ol ders must al so provi de photocopi es of thei r I -94 
Arrival/Departure Record and visa stamp. Students with fewer than 30 semester hours must also 
provi de off i ci al secondary school transcri pts i n rati ve I anguage wi th certi fi ed I i teral English 
translations, SAT scores, and, where appropriate, official results and certificate of completion from a 
national secondary school examination. 
English Proficiency 

Non-native English speakers (regardless of citizenshi p) who seek admission to the University of 
M aryl and must veri f y thei r prof i ci ency i n E ngl i sh by taki ng and subrri tti ng an off i ci al score report 
from one of the fol I owi ng E ngl i sh prof i ci ency exams: TOE F L (Test of E ngl i sh as a Forei gn 
L anguage) ; or I E LTS ( I nternati onal E ngl i sh L anguage Test System) . PI ease note that whi I e TOE F L 
or I E LTS scores are requi red to sati sf y prof i ci ency i n E ngl i sh, the Off i ce of U ndergraduate 
Adrri ssi ons wi 1 1 conduct a f ul I f i I e revi ew consi deri ng al I appl i cati on materi al s submitted i n the 
appl i cati on package to make a deterrri rati on about the student's I evd of E ngl i sh prof i ci ency. Those 
whose rati ve I anguage i s E ngl i sh, or who have earned a post-secondary degree from a uni versi ty i n 
an E ngl i sh-speaki ng country do not need to take or subrri t scores from an E ngl i sh prof i ci ency 
exam Transfer creditfor an English compositioncoursefroma U.S. institution does not waive the 
E ngl i sh prof i ci ency exam 
Visa Records 

A ppl i cants Resi di ng Outsi de of the U nited States: To enter the U nited States, i nternati onal students 
resi di ng abroad wi 1 1 need a passport from thei r government and a vi sa from the U . S. Consul ate. I n 
order to obtai n a vi sa f or the purposes of study i ng i n the U nited States, the appl i cant must present a 
Certificate of El igi bi I ity form (1-20) to the U .S. Consul ate for non- i mnri grant student status. The 
uni versi ty wi 1 1 i ssue thi s form to adrri tted students who have subrri tted proof of havi ng suffi ci ent 
funds to cover the cost of a program of study. Admitted students with personal , fanrily, or other 
source of private fundi ng wi 1 1 be issued the Certificate of El igi bi I ity form ( I -20) i n order to obtai n 
the F-l Student Visa. Admitted students who are sponsored by agencies, foundations, or thei r home 
government, or are parti ci pati ng i n an establ i shed exchange program may be i ssued the Certi fi cate 
of Eligibility form (DS-2019) inordertoobtaintheJ-lExchangeVisitorVisa. 

ApplicantsCurrentiy Residing in the United States: Applicantscurrentiy holding F-l Student or J -1 
Exchange V i si tor status i n the U nited States need to submit a photocopy of thei r I -94 
Arrival/Departure Record, visa stamp, and current I -20 or DS-2019 form along with proof of havi ng 
suffi ci ent funds to cover the cost of a program of study. A ppl i cants hoi di ng another type of 
non- i mnri grant status need to submit a photocopy of thei r I -94 Arrival/Departure Record and visa 
stamp, and must indicate if they intend to seek a change to F-l Student or J -1 Exchange Visitor 
status. U pon adrri ssi on and subrri ssi on of the appropri ate f i nanci al support documentati on, the 
university wi 1 1 issue the appropriate Certificate of El igi bi I ity form (1-20 or DS-2019) to the student. 



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For more i rf ormati on, pi ease vi sit the Off i ce of I nternati onal Servi ces website . 

I nta national External Exam 

The University of Maryland awards between 3 and 8 semester credits for most A-levd exams 
compl eted with a grade of C or better. U p to 4 semester credits may be awarded for certai n A S-l evd 
exams completed with acceptable grades. International Baccalaureate Diploma exams, Cambridge 
I nternati onal exams, Cari bbean Advanced Proficiency exams, and other post-secondary exam scores 
may be recognized for credit. For further information, contact the Office of Undergraduate 
Admissions via emai I at um-adrTit@umd.edu or 301-314-8385. 



OFFICE OF EXTENDED STUDIES (Summer Term Winter Term Freshmen 
Connection, Professorial Programs) 

0132 Main Administration Building 
Phone 301-405-7762 
Fax: 301-314-9572 
E-mail: oes@umd.edu 
Web: oes.umd.edu 

The Office of Extended Studies administers the University's Summer Term Winter Term Freshmen 
Connection, Pre-Col lege Programs, and Professional Programs. 

Summer Term serves more than 13,000 students that i ncl ude current students, visiting students 

from other uni versi ti es and col I eges, graduates, prof essi onal s, and hi gh school students. Summer 

Term features more than 1,700 courses that are offered morni ng, afternoon, eveni ng, and onl i ne 

duri ng three- week or six- week sessions. 

Wi titer Term serves more than 5,000 students that i ncl ude current students, visiting students from 

other uni versi ti es and col I eges, graduates and prof essi onal s. Offered i n J anuary between the end of 

thefal I semester and the begi nni ng of the spri ng semester, Wi nter Term is a three-week session that 

features more than 350 courses that meet morni ng, afternoon, eveni ng, and onl i ne. 

Freshmen Connection offers spri rig-admitted students the opportunity to begi n thei r U ni versity of 

M aryland education i n thefal I semester. With Freshmen Connection, spri rig-admitted students earn 

up to 17 U ni versity credits toward thei r undergraduate degree and get on track to graduate i n four 

years. 

Pre-Cdlege Programs 

The Young Scholars Program, a three-week summer program i nvites ri si ng hi gh school 

sophomores, juniors, and seniors to pursue academic interests, discover career opportunities, earn 

university credits, and explore university life Highly qualified students enroll in a three-credit 

i introductory course f eaturi ng f i d d tri ps and guest speakers. Students parti ci pate i n workshops and 

sari nars that further enri ch thei r uni versi ty experi ence and resi de on campus or commute from 

home 

Young Scholars Discovery, a two- week summer program i nvites nri ddl e school students to expl ore 

educati on and career opportuni ti es and I earn about uni versi ty I i f e A caderri cal I y promi si ng students 

enrol I i n non-credi t courses, attend f i el d tri ps, and engage wi th experts i n i nnovati ve f i d ds. Students 

col I aborate i n i nteracti ve semi nars, enj oy eveni ng sod al acti vi ti es, and resi de on campus or 

commute from home. 

TheFreshmen F irst Prog-am prepares incoming first-year students for living and learning at the 

University of Maryland. The program eases the transition to the university environment. Inthis 



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three- week summer program students enrol I for four-credits, attend semi nars and social activities, 
meet and study with other i ncorri ng freshmen, and resi de on campus or commute from home. 

Professional Programs include Professional M asters programs, Graduate Certificate programs, 
post- baccal aureate opportuni ti es, and custom zed initiatives that i ncl ude serri nars, work force 
trai ni ng, and short courses crafted for i ndustry appl i cati on. All programs are desi gned to meet the 
educati onal needs of prof essi oral audi ences and target external constituenci es i n busi ness, 
government, and non-profit organizations. These programs serve professional audiences i n new 
ways, i mprovi ng access for prof essi onal audi ences through i nnovati ve approaches to teachi ng and 
I earni ng, parti cul arl y through the onl i ne envi ronmert. 



RE ADM I SSI ON AND RE I NSTATE M E NT 

Students who are admitted and do not regi ster for the r f i rst semester or cancel regi strati on pri or to 
begi nni ng the r f i rst semester must appl y agai n for adrri ssi on (see F reshman or Transfer A cirri ssi on) . 
Students who are admitted as "Term Only" also must apply agai n for admission if they wish to 
register for a subsequent term Students admitted as "Non-Degree" seeking students, who would like 
to become degree-seeki ng students, must appl y agai n for adrri ssi on (see Transfer A drri ssi on) . 

Students who have matri cul ated and regi stered and di d not mai ntai n that regi strati on conti nuousl y 
(Fall and Spring semesters) to graduation, must apply for readmission or reinstatement to re-enroll at 
the U ni versi ty of M aryl and. 

See "Withdrawal and Leave of Absence from the University" in chapter 4 for more detailed 
information. 

ReaoYrisaon 

Students must appl y f or readrri ssi on i f they i nterrupt regi strati on for one or more semesters and 
were not acadenri cal I y di smi ssed at the concl usi on of the I ast semester of attendance. 

Reinstatement 

Students who are academi cal I y di smi ssed from the uni versi ty must appl y for re nstatement. A 1 1 
appl ications for re nstatement are reviewed by a Faculty Petition Board. Students may apply for 
re nstatement for the semester i mmedi atd y f ol I owi ng di srri ssal or for any subsequent semester. 
Only the Faculty Petition Board can grant re nstatemet. 

Students who are denied re nstatemet may be requi red to comply with specific recommendations 
made by the Faculty Petiti on Board i n order to be consi deed for re nstatemet i n a future semester. 

Re nstatement After Withdrawal 

Students who withdraw from the university must apply for re nstatemet if they i nterrupt enrol I met 
for one or more semesters. 

Students may apply for readrri ssi on or re nstatemet at www.studetsuccess.umd.edu. 

Application Dead ines( readrri ssi on and re nstatemet)* 

Fall: April 1 
Spring; November 1 

* Students who wish to reenrol I for summer term must apply for fal I reenrol I met. Students who 
wi sh to enrol I for wi rter term must appl y for spri ng reenrol I met. 



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Students who have been academically dismissed and wi sh to return the f ol I owi ng semester must 
apply by: 

•June5forfall enrollment 

• J anuary 5 for spri ng enrol I ment 

Al I students are encouraged to apply early i n order to take advantage of early registration. 

Summer School 

Students who are dismissed or withdraw at the end of the fall semester are not digibleto attend 
Summer Sessi ons unl ess or unti I they are approved for rei nstatement. Students di srri ssed at the end 
of a spri ng semester may attend any Summer Sessi ons pri or to bei ng rei nstated, provi ded the student 
regi stered for Summer Sessi on courses pri or to di srri ssal or withdrawal , or has appl i ed for 
reenrollment. 

Winter Term 

Students who are di srri ssed or who withdraw at the end of the f al I semester may attend Wi nter Term 
pri or to bei ng rei nstated provi ded the student regi stered for Wi nter Term pri or to di srri ssal or 
withdrawal . Wi nter Term i s offered to students who have attended duri ng the precedi ng f al I 
semester. Students with a break i n attendance must be reenrol I ed to be d i gi bl e to attend Wi nter 
Term Students readrritted/rd nstated for a spri ng semester may al so attend Wi nter Term 

Clearances 

C I earances from Off i ce of Student Conduct, the Off i ce of the B ursar, H eal th Center, I nternati onal 
Educati on Servi ces and/or the Graduate School may be requested of the appl i cant. 

Applications 

A ppl i cati ons for readrri ssi on and rd nstatement may be accessed vi a the web at http://www. studentsuo 
http://www.studentsuccess.umd.edu/ 

Additional I nformation 

Student Success Off i ce, 0110 H ornbake L i brary, Off i ce of U ndergraduate Studi es, U ni versi ty of 
Maryland, College Park, MD 20742. Email: rr-adrrit@umd.edu. 



RESIDENCY INFORMATION 

Residency Reclassification Services, 1130 Mitchell Bui Icing 

301-314-9596; Fax: 301-314-7915 

E-mail: resclass@umd.edu 

http://regi strar. umd.edu/resrecl ass, html 

Petitions, rdated documents and questions concerni ng the Board of Regents Pol icy on Student 

CI assif i cati on for Adrri ssi on and Tuiti on Purposes shoul d be di rected to the Resi dency 

Reel assi f i cati on Servi ces i n the Of f i ce of the Regi strar. 

Determination of I n-State Status for Admission and Tuition Purposes See 

vwtfw.usrr*i.usrrri.edu/recjEnts^av^SectionVI 1 1 A/I 1 1 27D.html for the complete text of this 

policy. 

An initial deterrri nati on of i n-state status wi 1 1 be made by the Off i ce of U ndergraduate Adrri ssi ons 

at the time a students' appl i cati on for admission isconsidered. The deterrri rati on made at that time, 

and any deterrri nati on made thereafter, shal I prevai I i n each semester unti I the deterrri rati on i s 



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successfully challenged. Studerts may challenge thd rdassifi cati on by subnittir^ 

to the Resi dency Reel assif i cati on Servi ces. Determi nati ons are based on the resi dency pol i cy and 

requi rements. The deadl i ne for subrritti ng a compl ete petiti on al ong with al I supporti ng documents, 

i s the fi rst day of the semester i n whi ch the student wi shes to be d assif i ed as i n- state. 

The vol ume of requests for reel assif i cati on may necessitate a dd ay i n compl eti ng the revi ew 

process. A decision i n each case wi 1 1 be made withi n 60 days of reed pt of a complete petition and al I 

requi red documentati on. D uri ng thi s peri od of ti me, or any further peri od of ti me requi red by the 

university, any fees and charges based on the previous deterrri nation must be paid. The student is 

sol d y responsi bl e for any I ate charges i ncurred by the resi dency process. I f the deterrri nati on i s 

changed, any excess fees and charges wi 1 1 be refunded. 

Students d assif i ed as i n-state for adrri ssi on and tuiti on purposes are responsi bl e for notifyi ng the 

Resi dency Red assif i cati on Servi ces i n writi ng withi n 15 days of any change i n thd r ci rcumstances 

that night in any way af feet thd r classification at the University of Maryland. 



SPECIAL APPLICANTS 

Golden Identification Card Program 

The U ni versity of M aryl and parti ci pates i n the Gol den I dentif i cati on Card Program. The i nstituti on 
wi 1 1 make avai I abl e courses and vari ous servi ces to persons who are 60 years of age or ol der, who 
are I egal resi dents of the State of M aryl and and who are reti red (not engaged i n gai nf ul empl oyment 
for more than 20 hours per week) . When persons d i gi bl e for thi s program are admitted to the 
uni versi ty, they regi ster on a space-avai I abl e basi s for credi t courses as regul ar or sped al students i n 
any session and reed ve a Golden I dentif i cati on card. Golden I D students must meet al I course 
prerequisite and co- requi site requi rements. Tuition is waived for these courses; however, a Golden 
I D administrative fee is assessed every semester. Golden I D students may register for a maximum of 
three courses per term Gol den I D students are not d i gi bl e for Consorti um courses. The Gol den 
Identification Card will entitle digible persons to certain academic services, including the use of the 
I i brari es and the shutti e bus servi ce. Such servi ces wi 1 1 be avai I abl e duri ng any sessi on onl y to 
persons who have regi stered for one or more courses for that semester. Gol den I D students al so have 
the opportunity to become i nvol ved with the Golden I D Student Association, which provides 
cultural and social events, course recommendations, and peer advising. Additional information may 
be obtai ned from the Off i ce of U ndergraduate Adrri ssi ons at 301-314-8385. 

Non-Degree Seeki ng Students 

A ppl i cants who qual ify for adrri ssi on but do not desi re to work toward a baccal aureate degree may 
be admitted as non-degree seeki ng students. 

Non-degree seeki ng students who have reed ved a baccalaureate degree are advised that no credit 
earned whi I e enrol I ed may be appl i ed at a I ater date to a graduate program These post-baccal aureate 
students may enrol I i n undergraduate courses for whi ch they possess the necessary prerequi sites, but 
may not enrol I i n courses restri cted to graduate students onl y . Students who wi sh to take courses at 
the graduate I evd (600 and above) must contact the Graduate School for i rformati on concerni ng 
adrri ssi on requi rements for Advanced Sped al Student status. 

N on-degree seeki ng students who do not have a baccal aureate degree must subrri t transcri pts and 
meet regul ar adrri ssi on standards. Transcri pts are not requi red from students with baccal aureate 
degrees from a regionally accredited institution. Because of space I irritation, several departments 
requi re that perrri ssi on be gi ven i n advance to regi ster for d asses as a non-degree student. PI ease 



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contact the Off i ce of U ndergraduate A dnri ssi ons for further i nf ormati on. 

N on-degree seeki ng students who are taki ng cl asses to transfer i mmedi atd y back to another 
i nstitution may apply without academic transcri pts. These appl icants must, i n I ieu of transcri pts, 
submit off i ci al documentati on from that institution grand ng perrri ssi on to take course work at the 
U ni versi ty of M ary I and for that parti cul ar semester. 

Retui ni ng Students and Veterans 

A ppl i cants who have not attended school for more than f i ve years, or who have had rri I itary 
expert ence, shoul d contact both an adrri ssi on counsel or i n the Off i ce of U ndergraduate A dmi ssi ons 
at 301-314-8385 and the Returni ng Students Program at 301-314-7693. Veterans should also contact 
the U ni versi ty of M aryl and Veterans Certif i cati on Off i ce at 301-314-8239. 

Students returni ng to the U ni versi ty of M aryl and after a separati on of f i ve cal endar years may 
peti ti on the appropri ate dean to have a number of grades and credi ts from courses previ ousl y taken 
at the U ni versi ty of M aryl and, Col I ege Park, removed from the cal cul ati on of the r cumul ati ve grade 
poi nt averages and from the credits appl i ed toward graduati on requi rements. See i nf ormati on under 
"Registration, Academic Requirements and Regulations" in chapter 4. 



TRANSFER ADMISSION 

Admission to the University of Maryland is competitive. Revi ew the Statement of Phi I osophy of 
U ndergraduate A drri ssi ons and Admission Review Factors for more i nf ormati on regardi ng our 
adrri ssi on process. When the number of students desi ri ng adrri ssi on exceeds the number that can be 
accommodated at this institution, or in a particular professional or specialized program admission 
wi 1 1 be based on the overal I strength of the students acaderri c performance 

I n accordance with Maryland Higher Education Commission and Board of Regents transfer polices , 
certai n appl i cants from M aryl and publ i c i nsti tuti ons are gi ven sped al consi derati on and are adrri tted 
when space i s avai I abl e 

The Admission Committee considers the students academic record and grades received i n al I 

col I ege- 1 evd courses. Students are expected to have compl eted English Composi ti on (the equi val ent 

of UM'sENGL 101) and col I ege I evd mathemati cs (the equi val ent of UM's Math 110 or above). 

Students who graduate from hi gh school and subsequenti y compl ete a rri ni mum of 12 semester 
hours or 18 quarter hours duri ng a regul ar term exd udi ng summer school , at a regi onal I y accredi ted 
col I ege or uni versi ty are consi dered transfer appl i cants. Students who compl ete fewer than 30 
semester or 45 quarter hours are expected to submit high school records and SAT I and/or ACT 
scores for review. When an applicant has attended more than one institution, a cumulative average 
for al I previ ous col I ege work attempted wi 1 1 be computed. To be consi dered, course work must have 
been completed at a regional I y accredited col lege or university. 

Application Dates 

Semester Date 

Spri ng Pri ori ty A ugust 1 

Spri ng N ovember 15 

Fall Priority Marchl 



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Fall Junel 

Transfer from Maryland Public I restitutions 

Currentiy, appl icants who have attended M aryland public i nstitutions may be admitted i n 
accordance with the criteria outi ined in the previous paragraph. The university subscribes to the 
policies set forth intheMaryland Higher Education Commissi on (MH EC) and Board of Regents 
transfer pol i ci es. When the number of students desi ri ng adrri ssi on exceeds the number that can be 
accommodated i n a parti cul ar prof essi onal or sped al i zed program adrri ssi on wi 1 1 be based on 
cri teri a devd oped by the uni versi ty to sd ect the best qual i f i ed students. 

Articul ated transfer programs are avai I abl e at each M ary I and communi ty col I ege A n arti cul ated 
transfer program i s a I i st of courses that best prepare appl i cants for a parti cul ar course of study at the 
U ni versi ty of M aryl and. A ppl i cants who take appropri ate courses sped f i ed i n the arti cul ated 
program and earn acceptable grades are guaranteed transfer with no loss of credit. Articulated 
transfer programs hd p students pi an thd r new programs after changi ng career obj ecti ves. M ore 
i nf ormati on about A RTSY S, the arti cul ati on system i s avai I abl e onl i ne at artweb.usmd.edu . 
A ppl i cants can d i mi rate al I doubt concerni ng transfer of courses by f ol I owi ng arti cul ated programs. 

General Transfer I nfo rm ation 

A drri tted students wi 1 1 reed ve a prd i rri nary revi ew of transfer credi t wi thi n two weeks after 
reed vi ng the I etter of adrri ssi on. A n off i ci al revi ew of transfer credi t occurs thereafter, wi th f i nal 
deterrri rati on of appl i cabi I ity made by an acaderri c advi sor/eval uator i n the off i ce of the appropri ate 
dean for the major. Generally, college-levd courses completed at regionally-accredited institutions 
wi 1 1 transfer provi ded that grades of at I east "C-" are earned and the course i s si rri I ar i n content and 
scope to work offered at M aryl and. The regi onal accrediti ng bodi es are M i ddl e States Associ ati on of 
Col I eges and School s, N ew E ngl and A ssoci ati on of School s and Col I eges, N orth Central 
Association of Colleges and Schools, Northwest Association of Schoolsand Colleges, Southern 
Associ ati on of Col I eges and School s, and Western Associ ati on of School s and Col I eges. U p to 60 
credi ts from a communi ty or two-year col I ege, or 90 credi ts from a four-year col I ege, may be 
appl i ed toward the degree. Regardl ess of the total number of transfer credits, students must compl ete 
at I east thd r last 30 credits at the University of Maryland, College Park. Normally these 30 credits 
will be the final 30 credits counted toward the degree However, credits from University-approved 
study abroad and i nternshi p programs, and a maxi mum of six credits that are not part of such 
programs, may be i nd uded i n the f i nal 30 if approved i n advance by the dean of the acaderri c unit 
from whi ch the student expects to reed ve the degree. 

Transfer of course work completed at M aryland public col leges and universities is covered by the 
Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) transfer policies (see compl ete text later in this 
section). M aryland wi 1 1 accept grades of "D-" (as of Fal I 2012) or better from appropriate course 
work compl eted at a regi oral I y-accredi ted M aryl and publ ic institution. 

TheTransfer Credit Center provides articulation i nformation and assistance to students and transfer 
advi sors. The Center, a j oi nt effort between the Off i ces of U ndergraduate Adrri ssi ons and the Off i ce 
of the Regi strar, has computeri zed and consol i dated the transfer credi t eval uati on process. 1 1 
provi des i ncorri ng students from domesti c i nstituti ons with i nf ormati on on acceptabi I ity of credits 
and transfer equi val end es, subj ect to adj ustment by advi sors wi thi n the students indivi dual program 
Certai n courses (eg., those not appeari ng or not fully daborated i n the sendi ng i nstituti on's current 
catalog) may requi re additional information such as syllabi, portfolios, etc., before eval uati on. 

I nformation on transferability of specific courses to the University of Maryland, College Park may 
be accessed on the web at www.tceumd.edu/TCE . 



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Each col lege-levd course wi 1 1 be eval uated i ndi vidual ly, with appl icabi I ity toward major or general 
education requi rements deterrri ned by the appropriate academic unit. The university does not 
transfer bl ocks of courses, such as those compl eted through the Associ ate's Degree See 
"Departments, M ajors and Programs" for specific general education and major requi rements. 

C redi t wi 1 1 be posted to your M ary I and record onl y from off i ci al transcri pts sent from the i nsti tuti on 
at whi ch the credit was compl eted. Students who have earned credit through Advanced PI acement 
(AP), International Baccalaureate (IB), or College-Level Examination Program(CLEP) subject area 
exams must have scores sent di recti y from the testi ng board, even i f they are al ready posted on a 
transcri pt from another i nsti tuti on. 



1 

SOURCE 

1 


ACCEPT 

CREDITS? 

1 


EQUIVALENT OR 

REQUIRED 

CREDITS 


GRADES/SCORES 
WHERE APPROPRIATE 


Note Some transfer crecit policies are under review. Pleasecall Underg-acfciateAdnrisaons 
for current information. 


ACE N on Collegiate 
Courses 


No 


Advanced Placement 
Program (CEEB) 


Yes 


1 
EorRl 


3 or higher (see chart i n 
Chapter 1) 


CLEP 


Yes 


EorRl 


See chart i n Chapter 4 


Community Col 1 ege of the 
Air Force 


Yes 


EorRl 


C- or higher equivalent 
grade as appropri ate to dept. 


Correspondence courses 


No 


Dantes 


No 


Defense 


Yes 

Language 

Institute 


EorRl 


Scores as appropri ate to 
department 


Departmental exams from 
other col leges 


Yes 


EorRl 


C- or higher 


1 
International Baccalaureate 


Yes 


EorRl 


5 or higher (see chart i n 
Chapter 1) 


Life experience 


No, unless validated through CLEP or University of Maryland, 
Col 1 ege Park departmental exam 


Military credit 


No 


Nursing school courses: by 
transfer/by chal 1 enge exam 


No 2 


Other articulation 
agreements ( propri ety 
school s, publ i c agenci es, 
etc.) 


No, unless a newly-formed Maryland public institution operating 
under auspi ces of M H EC 


PON SI non-collegiate work 


No 





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Portf ol i o credi ts f rom other N 
col I eges 1 1 



1. Courses must be similar in depth and scope to University of Maryland courses. Applicability is 
deterrri ned by the appropri ate dean. 

2. Professional courses are generally not transferable. Course taken at a regionally-accredited 
institution may be revi ewed by the appropri ate dean. 

Statema ilon Transfer of Course Credit 

The University of Maryland welcomes transfer students and has transfer agreements (sometimes 
referred to as "arti cul ati on" agreements) to encourage and ai d students i n the r efforts to take 
appropri ate courses pri or to transfer. Each course i s eval uated i ndi vi dual I y for students seeki ng to 
transfer to the U ni versi ty of M ary I and. C redi t i s granted for courses that are appl i cabl e to a B achd or 
of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree, and for which a grade of "C-" or above was earned. Courses 
completed at Maryland public two- or four-year institutions may be transferred with grades of "D-" 
(as of Fal I 2012) or above provi ded that course content i s appropri ate to our academi c programs. 

Maximum Number of Transfer Credits Accepted 

The U ni versi ty of M aryl and has di rect transfer agreements with al I M aryl and community col I eges, 
as wd I as other j uni or and community col leges outside of the state. The university wi 1 1 accept for 
transfer a maxi mum of 60 credits from a two-year program or 90 credits from a four-year program 
for courses i n which a grade of "C-" (as of Fal I 2012) or above was earned and which are appropriate 
to an approved curri cul um at thi s i nstituti on. 

Maximum Number of Credits Allowed for Non-Traditional Learning 

Students who have acqui red col lege-levd learni ng through work or other non-col I egi ate activities 
may wi sh to transl ate thd r experi ence i nto credi ts at M aryl and by val i dati on through the nati onal 
CLEP examination (College-Levd Examination Program) or credi t-by-exarri nation administered by 
academic departments. The university will accept a maxi mum of 30 hours of creditthrough 
examination. 

Minimum Number of Credits Required Through Classroom I instruction in theMaj or Field 
and for the Degree 

The U niversity of M aryl and requi res a rri ni mum of 120 semester hours of credit for an 
undergraduate degree; some programs requi re more. Regardl ess of the total number of transfer 
credits, students must complete at I east their last 30 credits at the University of Maryland, College 
Park. Normally these 30 credits will be the final 30 credits counted toward the degree. However, 
credits from U ni versi ty-approved study abroad and i nternshi p programs, and a maxi mum of six 
credits that are not part of such programs, may be i ncl uded i n the f i nal 30 if approved i n advance by 
the dean of the academi c uni t from whi ch the student expects to reed ve the degree 

Statement on Transfer of General Education Requirements 

As directed by the Maryland Higher Education Commission (M HEC) Transfer Policy, transferable 
courses taken i n f ulf i 1 1 ment of general educati on requi rements at a M aryl and publ ic institution will 
be applied toward University of Maryland's general education requirements. Careful planning with 
an academi c advi sor wi 1 1 ensure that students take appropri ate credi t and maxi rri ze thd r credi t 
transfer. The total number of general educati on credits for a M aryl and publ ic institution transfer or 
post baccal aureate credi ts wi 1 1 not exceed that requi red of nati ve students. 

Transfer credit Policy - Maryland Higher Education Commission (Title 13B) 



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2 Fees* Expenses and Financial Aid 

COLLEGE AND DEPARTMENTAL SCHOLARSHIPS 

0102 Lee Bui I ding 

301-314-9000 

301-405-9265 

sfa-schol arshi ps@umd.edu 

www.fi nanci al ai d. umd.edu 

Some U M col I eges and departments offer men t- based schol arshi ps. M ost departments wi 1 1 onl y 
consi der students who enrol I for 12 credits per semester, and who have a grade poi nt average of at 
I east 3. 0. Some of these schol arshi ps are open to prospecti ve freshman and transfer students. Some 
of tnem are only open to continuing UM students. For additional information regarding 
departmental schol arshi ps pi ease contact the appropri ate col I ege or department or vi si t 
http://www.fi nanci al ai d. urrd.edu/schol arshi ps/. 

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES 

Agricultural & Resource Economics 

A ni mal and A vi an Sci ences 

B i ol ogi cal Resources E ngi neeri ng 

L andscape A rchi tecture 

Natural Resource Sciences 

Natural Resources Management Program 

Nutrition & Food Science 

COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES 

American Studies 

Art 

A rt H i story & A rchaeol ogy 

Asian & East European Languages and Cultures 

Classics 

Communication 

Comparative Literature 

Dance 

E ngl i sh L anguage and L i terature 

French & Italian Languages and Literatures 

Germanic Studies 

History 

J ewish Studies Program 

Linguistics 

Music 

Philosophy 

Spanish & Portuguese Languages and Literatures 

Theatre 

Women's Studies 

COLLEGE OF BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES 

Af ri can A meri can Studi es 
Afro-American Studies 



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Anthropology 

Criminology & Criminal Justice 

Economics 

Geography 

Government and Pol iti cs 

Hearing and Speech Sciences 

J oi nt Program i n Survey M ethodol ogy 

Psychology 

COLLEGE OF COMPUTER, MATHEMATICAL, AND NATURAL SCIENCES 

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science 

Astronomy 

Biology 

Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics 

Chemistry & Biocherristry 

Computer Science 

Entomology 

Geology 

Mathematics 

Physics 

COLLEGE OF EDUCATION 

Counsel ing& Personnel Services 

C urri cul um & I nstructi on 

H uman Devd opment ( I nsti tute for C hi I d Study) 

M easurement, Stati sti cs & E val uati on 

Special Education 

SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH 

Family Studies 
Health Education 
Kinesiology 

A. J AMES CLARK SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING 

Aerospace Engi neeri ng 

Chemical Engineering 

Civil and Environmental Engineering 

E I ectri cal and Computer E ngi neeri ng 

F i re Protecti on E ngi neeri ng 

M ateri al s and N ud ear E ngi neeri ng 

Mechanical Engineering 

Reliability Engineering 

ROBERT H. SMITH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 

Accounting 

Deci si on and I nf ormati on Technol ogi es 

Finance 

Logistics, Business and Public Policy 

M anagement and Organi zati on 

Marketing 

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING aid PRESERVATION 



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Architecture 

U rban Stud es and PI anni ng Program 

INTERDEPARTMENTAL PROGRAMS 

Chemical Physics Program 

E nvi ronmental Sci ence and Pol i cy 

Systems E ngi neeri ng 

RETURNING STUDENTS PROGRAM/COUNSELING CENTER 

Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Scholarship 
Geral d G . Portney M emori al Schol arshi p 
Marilyn K. Brown Memorial Loan 
Gerald G. Portney Emergency Fund 

UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES 

A caderri c A chi evement Programs 

A i r Force Aerospace Studi es Program 

ArmyROTC 

Col I ege Park Schol ars Program 

I ndividual Studies Program 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies Program 

Letters and Sciences 

National Scholarships Office 

Honors Col I ege 

UNIVERSITY RELATIONS 

Alumni Association 



EXPLANATION OF FEES 

1135 Lee Building 
301-314-9000 
301-405-0659 fax 
Financial Services Center 
billtalk@umd.edu 
bursar.umd.edu 
1-888-313-2404 



Mandatory F 

Student Fees The mandatory fee assessment for undergraduate students i s based on a number of 
requested credit hours as f ol I ows: Students regi stered for 9 or more credits: $886 per semester; 
students registered for 8 or fewer credits: $409 per semester. 

Student Activities Fee ( Ref undabl e) : C harged to al I undergraduate students at the request of the 
Student Government A ssoci ati on. 1 1 i s used i n sponsori ng vari ous student acti vi ti es, student 
publications, and cultural programs. 

Auxiliary Facilities Fee (Refundable): Charged to all students. This fee is paid into a fund that is 



2. Fees, Expenses and Financial Aid Page25 



used for capital i mprovemert, expansi on, and construct] on of vari ous campus facilities such as open 
recreation areas (tennis courts, basketbal I courts, etc.), transportation alternatives, and the Stamp 
Student U ni on. These proj ects are not funded or are funded onl y i n part from other sources. 

Athletic Fee ( Ref undabl e) : C harged to al I students for the support of the Department of 
Intercollegiate Athletics. All students are encouraged to participate in all of the activities of this 
department or to attend the contests if they do not parti ci pate. 

Shuttle Bus Fee ( Ref undabl e) : C harged to al I students for the support of the shutti e bus 
transportation system 

Stamp Student Union and Recreational Fee (Refundable): Charged to al I students and is used to 
expand recreati onal facilities and Stamp Student U ni on servi ces. 

Recreation Services Fee ( Ref undabl e) : C harged to al I students sped f i cal I y to support the 
construction and operation of Ritchie Col iseum and the Campus Recreation Center, a multi-use 
facility that i ncl udes basketbal I and racquetbal I courts, i ndoor and outdoor pool s, an i ndoor j oggi ng 
track, and multipurpose activity spaces. 

Performing Arts and Cultural Center Fee Charged to al I students to support the operation of the 
CI ari ce Smith Perform ng A its Center. 

Telecommunications Fee Assessed to al I students I i vi ng i n university residence halls. 

Technology Fee Charged to undergraduate students, to support the i mprovement of the computer 
systems on campus. 

Other Fees 

Undergraduate Application FeeA non- refundable fee of $65 is charged to all new applicants. 

Enrollment Confirmation Deposit All newly admitted undergraduate students who i ntend to 
matri cul ate i n the Fal I or Spri ng semester must submit a non-ref undabl e $400 deposit, whi ch i s 
credited to thei r tuiti on charges when they enrol I . Shoul d the student deci de not to enrol I for the 
specif i c semester of appl i cati on, the $400 deposit i s forfeited and cannot be used to offset any 
charges, i ncl udi ng ori entati on charges, the student may i ncur. 

Students admitted for the Fal I semester must submit thi s deposit by M ay 1 or withi n 30 days from 
thei r date of admission, whichever is later, to reserve thei r place i n the enteri ng class. Students 
admitted for the Spri ng semester must submit thi s deposit by December 1 or withi n 14 days of thei r 
date of adrri ssi on, whi chever i s I ater, to reserve thei r pi ace i n the enteri ng cl ass. 

Pre-Cd lege Orientation Program Registration Fee $160 Freshmen (two-day program), $101 
Transfer (one-day program), $60.00 Parent (per person). 

Late Registration Fee A 1 1 students are expected to compl ete thei r regi strati on on the regul ar 
regi strati on days. Those who do not compl ete thei r regi strati on duri ng the prescri bed days must pay 
a $20 1 ate regi strati on fee. 

Special Feefbr students requiring additional preparation in Mathematics (MATH OCB, OlO, 
OIL 013 and 015) per semester: A fee of $280 i s requi red of students whose curri cul um cal I s for 

M ATH 110 or 115 and who do not pass the qual ifyi ng exarri rati on for these courses. Thi s Sped al 
M ath F ee i s i n addi ti on to course charge. Students enrol I ed i n thi s course and concurrenti y enrol I ed 
for ni ne or more credit hours wi 1 1 be consi dered as f ul I -ti me students for purposes of assessi ng fees. 



2. Fees, Expenses and Financial Aid Page26 



Cooperative Education in Liberal Arts* Business* and Science 
(UNI V 098-099) Per Semester: $60 

Engineering COOP Program (ENCO 098-099) Per Semester: $60 

Other Special Fees: The university offers a number of courses (M BA, ENTS, Chemical and Life 
Sci ences, A ni mal Sci ences) that have sped al course fees i n additi on to, or i n I i eu of, the standard 
tuition charges. Students are encouraged to contact the department pri or to regi steri ng for the cl ass to 
deterrri ne the total cost of the course. 

Fees for Audi tors Fees for auditors and courses taken for audit are the same as those charged for 
courses taken for credit at both the undergraduate and graduate I evd s. A udited credit hours wi 1 1 be 
added to hours taken for credit to deterrri ne f ul I -ti me or part-ti me status for fee assessment purposes. 
Sped al Students are assessed fees i n accordance with the schedul e for the comparabl e undergraduate 
or graduate cl assi f i cati on. 

Special Examination Fee (C redit-by-Exam): $30 per course for al I undergraduates and f ul I -ti me 

graduate students; credit- hour charge for part-ti me graduate students. 

Parking Registration Fees: All students enrol led for classes at the university and who drive or park 
a vehi cl e anywhere or anyti me on the campus must regi ster to park on campus each acadenri c year. 
For additi onal i nf ormati on, pi ease refer to Department of Transportati on Servi ces. 

Textbooks and Supplies: Textbooks and classroom suppl ies vary with the course pursued, but 
averaged $1130 in 2012-2013 (two semesters). 

Service Charges for Dishonored Checks Payable for each check which is returned unpaid by the 
drawer bank on i niti al presentati on because of i nsuffi ci ent funds, payment stopped, post-dati ng, 
drawn agai nst uncol lected items, etc. 

For checks up to $100: $10 

For checks from $100.01 to $500: $25 

For checks over $500: $50 

When a check i s returned unpai d, the student must redeem the check and pay any outstandi ng 

bal ance i n the account withi n 10 days or I ate fees may be assessed and the account transferred to the 

Central Collection Unitfor legal follow-up. Additionally, a minimum 17% col lection charge is 

added to the charges posted to the student's account at the ti me the transfer i s made. When a check i s 

returned unpai d due to an error made by the student's bank, the student must obtai n a I etter from the 

branch manager of the bank or a person of equivalent status adrritti ng the error. This letter must be 

subrri tted to the Offi ce of the B ursar to have the servi ce charge wai ved. 

Overdue L ibrary C harges For items from the I i brary's mai n ci rcul ati ng col I ecti ore, charges are 

.50 cents per day per item and recalled item fines are $2 per day. If an item is lost or mutilated, the 

borrower i s charged the esti mated cost of the item pi us a processi ng fee to cover acqui siti on and 

catal ogi ng costs. D i ff erent f i ne rates may appl y to other I i brary col I ecti ons, such as reserve 

collections. 

Maryland Engjish Institute Fee Serri- intensive, $3,406.00. Intensive, $5,972.00. Students 

enrol led with the M aryland Engl ish I nstitute pay this fee i n support of the I nstitute Students enrol led 

i n the serri - i ntensi ve program may al so enrol I for regul ar acadenri c courses and pay the tui ti on and 

fees associ ated with those offeri ngs. The program al so offers non-credit courses i n A meri can 

English Pronunciation (UMEI 006) for $943.00 and Fluency Program or Advanced Writing (UMEI 

007, 008) for $1,253.00. These charges are subject to change. 



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Property Damage C harge Students wi 1 1 be charged for damage to property or equi pmert. When 

responsi bi I ity for the damage can be fixed, the individual student will be billed for it; when 

responsi bi I i ty cannot be f i xed, the cost of repai ri ng the damage or repl aci ng equi pment wi 1 1 be 

prorated among the i ndi vi dual s i nvol ved. 

Late Payment Fee Per-semester fee of 5% of overdue amount, or $10, whichever is greater, pi us 

an addi ti onal 1. 5% on each subsequent bi 1 1 i ng. 

Withdrawal and Refund of Fees Students compel I ed to I eave the uni versi ty at any ti me duri ng the 

acaderri c year shoul d meet wi th thei r acaderri c col I ege advi si ng off i ce and secure a form for 

withdrawal . The compl eted form and i dentif i cati on card are to be submitted to the acaderri c col I ege 

advi si ng off i ce whi ch wi 1 1 communi cate results to the Off i ce of the Regi strar. Students wi 1 1 forfeit 

thei r ri ght to a refund i f the wi thdrawal acti on descri bed above i s not adhered to. T he erf ecti ve date 

used in computing refunds is the date the withdrawal form is filed in the academic col lege advising 

off i ce. Stop payment on a check, f ai I ure to pay the semester bi 1 1 , or f ai I ure to attend cl asses does not 

constitute withdrawal . Refund requests shoul d be processed by students with the Off i ce of the 

B ursar, otherwi se any credi t on the student account coul d be carri ed over to the next semester. I f a 

Cancellation of Registration is submitted to the Office of the Registrar befbretheofficial first 

day of classes the student is entitled to full credit of semester tuition. 

U ridergraduate students wi thdrawi ng from the uni versi ty wi 1 1 be credi ted for tui ti on and fees i n 

accordance with the f ol I owi ng schedul e 



Pri or to 1st day of cl asses 


100% 


1st 10 days of classes 


80% 


3rd week 


60% 


4th week 


40% 


5th week 


20% 


After 5th week 


No refund 



Note Fi rst-semester freshmen who recei veTitie IV aid and who withdraw wi 1 1 receive a refund i n 

accordance wi th federal regul ati ons. 

Prior to the first day of classes, if f ul l-tj me undergraduates drop a course or courses, thereby 

changi ng the total number of credits for whi ch they are regi stered to 11 or fewer, charges for the 

semester wi 1 1 be assessed on the basi s of the per-credi t- hour fee for part-ti me students. H owever, i f 

students I ater add a course or courses thereby changi ng the total number of credits for whi ch they are 

regi stered to 12 or more, they wi 1 1 be bi 1 1 ed for the difference between per-credi t- hour fees pai d and 

the general fees for f ul I -ti me undergraduates. 

If duri ng the first five days of dassesfull-ti me undergraduates drop a course or courses thereby 

changi ng the total number of credits for whi ch they are regi stered to 11 or fewer, charges for the 

semester wi 1 1 be assessed on the basi s of part-ti me charges pi us 20% of the difference between the 

f ul I -ti me fees and appropri ate part-ti me charges. After the f i rst f i ve days of cl asses, there i s no 

refund for changi ng from f ul I -ti me to part-ti me status. Students who regi ster as part-ti me 

undergraduate students and apply for a refund for courses dropped duri ng thef i rst week of classes 

wi 1 1 be given an 80% refund. No refund wi 1 1 be made for courses dropped thereafter. 

No part of the charges for room and board is refundable except when students officially 

wi thdraw from the uni versi ty or when they are gi ven permi ssi on by the appropri ate off i ci al s of the 

uni versi ty to move from the resi dence hal I s and/or to di sconti nue dining hall privil eges. I n these 



2. Fees, Expenses and Financial Aid Page28 



cases, the room ref und wi 1 1 be computed by mul ti pi y i ng the number of peri ods remai ni ng by the pro 
rata weekl y rate after adj usti ng for a servi ce charge Refunds to students havi ng f ul I board contracts 
wi 1 1 be calculated i n a si rri lar manner. No room and/or board refunds wi 1 1 be made after the 14th 
week of the semester. Students are rerri nded that reservati ons for room and board must be cancel ed 
by the date published in the residence hall and dining services agreement(s). 
I n computi ng refunds to students who have recei ved the benef i t of schol arshi ps and I oans from 
uni versi ty funds, the computati on wi 1 1 be made to return the maxi mum amount to the schol arshi p and 
I oan accounts wi thout I oss to the uni versi ty . 



MERIT BASED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 

1135 Lee Building 
301-314-9000 
301-405-9265 
sf a-schol arshi ps@umd.edu 
www.fi nanci al ai d. umd.edu 

Scholarships 

Several schol arshi ps are avai I abl e to the hi ghest-achi evi ng students at the U ni versi ty of M aryl and, 
Col I ege Park. Two types of schol arshi ps are avai I abl e those based sol d y on acaderri c or creati ve 
talent (merit- based), and those based on f i nanci al need. The d igi bi I ity criteria for the different 
schol arshi ps are I istedbdow. PI ease also see the list of departmental scholarships at the end of this 
chapter. Students are encouraged to contact the off i ce or department responsi bl e f or sd ecti ng the 
red pi ents for more i nf orrnati on on these programs. C urrent i nf ormati on about schol arshi ps i s al so 
avai lable on the Web at www. adrri ssi ons. umd.edu . 

Banneker/Key Scholarship: The University of Maryland seeks to identify and sdectsomeof the 
bri ghtest hi gh school seni ors i n the nati on to conti nue thd r educati on as Banneker/Key Schol ars. 
There are two award I evd s for Banneker Key Schol arshi ps. The f i rst award I evd covers the costs of 
tuition, mandatory fees, room and board, and a book al I owance each year for four years. The second 
award I evd provi des a parti al schol arshi p to go towards tuition and a book al I owance each year for 
four years. Schol arshi p red pi ents wi 1 1 al so be admi tted to the H onors Col I ege and wi 1 1 be afforded 
many other opportuniti es as they parti ci pate i n i ntd I ectual enri chment programs. For f ul I 
consi derati on, students must subrri t an adrri ssi on appl i cati on, appl i cati on fee, off i ci al transcri pt, 
essay, recommendati ons, and off i ci al copi es of SAT or ACT scores to the Off i ce of U ndergraduate 
Admissions by November 1 for thefol lowi ng academic year. Sdected serif i nal ists are given a 
personal i ntevi ew by the Banneker/Key Sd ecti on committee. Factors such as a candi date's 
i nvol vement i n community service, talents or ski I Is, leadershi p, and character al I play a part i n the 
f i nal awards. Contact the Off i ce of U ndergraduate A drri ssi ons at www, adrri ssi ons. umd.edu for 
more information. 

Presidents Scholarship: Thisaward provi des talented prospective freshmen with scholarship 
support for four years. Awards rangi ng from $2,000 to $12,000 per year are offered to i ncorri ng 
freshmen. Students are sd ected through the adrri ssi ons process wi th pri mary consi derati on gi ven to 
academic performance in high school (high school courses and achievement), results of standardized 
test scores (SAT or ACT), extracurricular activities, awards, honors, recommendations, and the 
essay. For f ul I consi derati on, students must submit a compl ete appl i cati on for adrri ssi on by 
November 1. Contact the Office of U ndergraduate A drri ssi ons at www, adrri ssi ons. umd.edu for 



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more information. 

Deans! Scholarship: Thisaward provides talented prospective freshmen with scholarship support 
for one to two years. Awards rangi ng from $1,500 for one year to $4,500 for two years are offered to 
i ncorri ng freshmen. To be consi dered, students must submit a compl ete appl i cati on for adrri ssi on 
by N ovember 1. Contact the Off i ce of U ndergraduate A dmi ssi ons at www.adrri ssi ons. umd.edu for 
more information. 

President sTransfer Scholarship: This scholarshi p is a two-year $5,000 per year scholarshi p for 
transfer students. Students do not have to fi 1 1 out a separate appl i cati on to be consi dered as they wi 1 1 
be evaluated based on their application to the University of Maryland. The scholarship will be 
awarded to the most competi ti ve transfer students wi th the strongest acaderri c records and col I ege 
grade poi nt averages. Students who are awarded the schol arshi p wi 1 1 recei ve noti f i cati on by mai I 
about two weeks after they recei ve the; r I etter of adrri ssi on. Contact the Off i ce of U ndergraduate 
A drri ssi ons at www.adrri ssi ons. umd.edu for more i nf ormati on. 

Regents Scholars Progjamc The Regents Schol ars Program recognizes the extraordi nary 
achi evement of outstandi ng freshmen students. N ew awards are made each year i n the amount of f ul I 
i n-state tui ti on, mandatory fees, room board, and a $1000 sti pend. Red pi ents are automati cal I y 
admitted to the Honors Col lege A select number of the top high school scholars i n the state wi 1 1 be 
consi dered for thi s most presti gi ous award. A compl ete adrri ssi on appl i cati on, appl i cati on fee, 
official transcri pt, essay, recommendations, and SAT or ACT scores must be submitted to the Office 
of U ndergraduate A drri ssi ons by N ovember 1 for consi derati on for the Regents Schol ars Program 
for the f ol I owi ng acaderri c year. Contact the Off i ce of U ndergraduate Adrri ssi ons at 
www, adrri ssi ons. umd.edu for more i nf ormati on. 

National Merit Scholarshi p/College-Sponsored Merit Award: The National M erit Scholarshi p 
Corporati on ( N M SC ) has a vari ety of schol arshi ps that are awarded to students based on acaderri c 
performance. The University of Maryland serves as a sponsoring institution for prospective 
freshmen selected by NMSC to receive the College-Sponsored Merit Scholarship award. Students 
sel ected for the U M Sponsored M eri t award wi 1 1 recei ve a four-year renewabl e schol arshi p rangi ng 
from $750 - $2,500/year. All finalists shoul d f ol I ow N M SC's i nstructi ons for f i rst choi ce 
noti fi cati ons careful I y and observe deadl i nes to remai n d i gi bl e f or awards. 

TheNational Merit Schol arshi pal so awards Corporate-Sponsored merit scholarships and National 
Achievement awards. For more i information on the National M erit Scholarshi p program please visit: 
www, nati onal meri t org . 

Weinberg Regents Scholarship: I n order to conti nue the commitment to outstandi ng students, the 
Board of Regents has desi gnated the Wd nberg Regents Schol arshi p to be awarded to a M aryl and 
community col I ege transfer student. To be sd ected for thi s award, the transfer student must have 
excepti onal qual i f i cati ons, i nd udi ng achi evement of a 4. grade poi nt average, compl eti on of the 
A ssoci ate of A rts degree at a M aryl and communi ty col I ege, evi dence of creati ve and i ntd I ectual 
activities or scholarly potential, and have been admitted to one of the University System of 
M aryl and i nstitutions. The deadl i nefor subrritti ng the candidate's appl ication material isj une 15. 
The wi nner may reed ve the schol arshi p for two years, total i ng no more than four semesters 
i nd udi ng summer sessi ons. F or i nf ormati on, contact the U ni versi ty System of M aryl and 
Adrri ni strati on at 301-445-1992. 

Transfer Academic Excellence Scholarship: These awards are avai I abl e to outstandi ng students 
transferri ng from M aryl and community col I eges. The awards cover i n-state tuiti on for two years of 
undergraduate study. To be d i gi bl e students must have compl eted 56 or more credits or have an 



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A ssoci ates of A rts degree and have a cumul ati ve grade poi rt average of 3. 5 or better. Students who 
have previ ousl y attended the U ni versi ty of M ary I and, Col I ege Park, are i nd i gi bl e for thi s 
schol arshi p. Candi date norri nati on forms are avai I abl e i n earl y J anuary from the Of f i ce of 
U ndergraduate Adrri ssi ons or from community col I ege advi sors. The deadl i ne for recei pt of the 
application, official transcripts, and scholarship materials is early- March. Contact the Office of 
U ndergraduate A drri ssi ons at www, adrri ssi ons. umd.edu for more i nf ormati on. 

Honors Schdarshi p: H onors students al ready attendi ng M ary I and are d i gi bl e to appl y for one of 
these $500 awards. To be consi dered, students must be f i rst or second year students, have at I east a 
3.2 grade poi nt average, be maki ng sati sfactory progress toward the compl eti on of requi rements for 
an H onors ci tati on, and di spl ay f i nanci al need. To appl y appl i cants must subrri t an essay on thd r 
acaderri c goal s and pi are for achi evi ng them PI ease note that Regents, Banneker-Key, and 
Presi dents Schol arshi p red pi ents are not d i gi bl e f or the H onors Schol arshi ps. For more 
i nf ormati on pi ease contact the H onors Col I ege at 301-405-6771. 

University of Maryland Departmental Scholarships Some Col leges and departments at the 
uni versi ty offer a vari ety of meri t schol arshi ps. M ost departmental schol arshi ps requi re a student to 
have a rri ni mum grade poi nt average of 3. and be regi stered for a mi ni mum of 12 credi ts per 
semester. For i nf ormati on regardi ng departmental schol arshi ps, pi ease contact the appropri ate 
Col I ege or department. 

Creativeand Performing Arts Scholarships These are competitive scholarships which are 
awarded annual I y . Pri mary consi derati on wi 1 1 be gi ven to enteri ng freshmen and transfer students 
from community col I eges that have outstandi ng tal ent i n art, dance, musi c, or theater. The 
schol arshi ps cover i n-state tuition and mandatory fees and are renewabl e for up to three years based 
upon an acceptabl e I evd of performance as def i ned by the respecti ve departments. Additi onal 
appl i cati on materi al s and i nf ormati on about requi red audi ti ons are avai I abl e di recti y from the 
Departments of A rt, Dance, M usi c and Theatre 

Maryland State Scholarships The Maryland State Schol arshi p A drri ni strati on (MSSA), located in 
A nnapol i s, awards both need- and merit-based schol arshi ps to M aryl and resi dents. There are many 
different programs avai I abl e, i nd udi ng the Guaranteed Access Grant, Educati onal A ssi stance Grant, 
the Senatori al Schol arshi p, the H ouse of Dd egates Schol arshi p, and the Di sti ngui shed Schol ar 
Award. Y ou may obtai n more i nf ormati on about these and other awards by cal I i ng M SSA at 
800-974-0203. All Maryland resi dents are expected to apply for State schol arshi passi stance Initial 
appl i cati on for many of the awards i s made through the F ree A ppl i cati on for Federal Student A i d 
(FAFSA). Please notethat filing the FA FSA issuffici ent to apply for most Maryland State 
Schol arshi ps at UMD, although some may requi re additional application forms. The application 
deadl i ne for most programs i s M arch 1. The FA FSA i s avai I abl e on the OSFA web site 
at www.fi nanci al ai d. umd.edu . 

Scholarships from Other States Several states have red procal agreements with the State of 
M aryl and. Students who are resi dents of these states may reed ve funds for study i n d i gi bl e 
post-secondary i nstituti ons i n M aryl and. I interested students shoul d contact thd r state schol arshi p 
agenci es for i nf ormati on. 

Schdarshi p Searches A broad range of schol arshi ps are avai I abl e from pri vate sources. U sual I y, 
these awards are not as wd I publ icized as state and university programs. Therefore, students should 
conduct a scholarship search to locate such sources. The University of Maryland offers access to 
several servi ces to students to ai d them i n thd r searches. A ccess our websi te at 
www.fi nanci al ai d. umd.edu/schol arshi ps to use these servi ces. 



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NEED-BASED FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 

0102 Lee Bui I ding 

301-314-9000 

301-405-9265 

unrfinaid@umd.edu 
www.fi nanci al ai d. umd.edu 

Grants 

The Office of Student Financial Aid administers several grant programs for undergraduates. Awards 
are made based on f i nanci al need as deterrri ned by the FA FSA . Grants do not have to be repai d. 
Access our web site at www.fi nanci al ai d. umd.edu f or more i nformati on. 

Federal Pell Grant This grant provides a "foundation" of f i nancial aid, to which aid from other 
sources may be added. Onl y undergraduates who are seeki ng thei r f i rst bachd or's degree and have 
exceptional need may receive a Federal Pel I Grant. All undergraduates will be considered for this 
grant regardl ess of when thei r appl i cati ons were recei ved. Students may recei ve the Federal Pel I 
Grant for I ess than f ul I -ti me attendance, although the award wi 1 1 be pro- rated based on the number 
of credits attempted. Awards range from $605 to $5,645. 

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant 

Through the Col I ege Cost Reducti on and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher 
Educati on Assi stance for Col I ege and H i gher Educati on (TEACH ) Grant Program that provi des 
grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who i ntend to teach i n a publ i c or pri vate d ementary or 
secondary school that serves students from I ow- i ncome f ami I i es. 

To receive theTEACH Grant students must complete the FA FSA, beaU.S. citizen or eligible 
non-citizen, enrol led as an undergraduate, post- baccalaureate or graduate student, enrol led i n a 
coursework necessary to begi n a career i n teachi ng or pi an to compl ete such coursework, mai ntai n a 
cumulative 3.25 GPA and sign aTEACH Grant Agreement to Serve Questions regarding the 
TEACH Grant Program can be di rected to the Office of Student Fi nancial Aid. 

Institutional Grants TheUniversity of Maryland (UM) grant is awarded to full -time students who 
demonstrate f i nanci al need and meet OSFA 's pri ority appl i cati on deadl i ne of February 15. The 
OSFA sd ects the red pi ents of thi s award based on avai lability of funds and the qual if i cati ons of the 
appl i cants. The U M grant may be awarded to undergraduates who demonstrated need and hi gh 
academic achievement. The UM Grant may be awarded to any undergraduate with demonstrated 
need. Award amounts for these programs range from $500 to $4,700. 

Self-Help 

F i nanci al ai d al so consi sts of sd f - hd p assi stance such as empl oy mart and student I oan programs. 
M ost of these programs are awarded based on need as deterrri ned by the FA FSA . Access our web 
si te at www.financialaid.umd.edu for addi ti onal i nformati on. 

Federal Work-Study: The Federal Work- Study (FWS) Program provides students with the 
opportunity to earn money to meet thd r educati onal and personal expenses. M oney earned from the 
FWS program does not have to be pai d back. To be consi dered for FWS, students must meet 
OSFA's priority application deadline of February 15. This award is need-based and may range from 



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$800 to $2,000. Pay rates depend on the I evd of compl exity of the work, but wi 1 1 be at I east the 
federal rri ni mum wage. L i ke al I uni versi ty empl oyees, F WS empl oyees recei ve a paycheck every 
other week for the hours worked. M ost F WS j obs are on campus, though opportuniti es exi st through 
the Community Servi ce Program for F WS students to work off campus at several Federal 
Government Agenci es. The number of hours students may work i s I i rri ted to 20 per week whi I e 
school i s i n sessi on and 40 per week duri ng vacati ore and summer break. 

Paid I nternships Students with pai d i nternshi ps si gn a contract at the begi nni ng of the semester 
that states the payment amount for the number of hours to be worked duri ng that semester. The 
payment amount i s advanced to the students account at the start of each semester. Thi s program 
differs from Federal Work- Study i n that students receive al I "wages" at the start of each semester, as 
opposed to a bi - weekl y pay check, and those funds are appl i ed di recti y to the students account. 
Several off i ces and departments on campus, i ncl udi ng Shutti e U M , Resi denti al Facilities, and Di ni ng 
Servi ces, offer pai d i nternshi ps. Students shoul d contact the department or off i ce for whi ch they are 
i interested i n worki ng. 

Federal Perkins Loan: The Perki ns I oan i s a I ow-i nterest rate (5%) I oan for students with 
excepti onal f i nanci al need. Thi s i s a I oan borrowed from the school , and must be repai d. To be 
d i gi bl e, students must meet OSFA 's pri ority appl i cati on deadl i ne of February 15. The amount of the 
award wi 1 1 depend upon the students need and may range from $200 to $1,000. New borrowers 
(those who f i rst reed ve a federal Perki ns Loan after J uly 1, 1988) have a grace period of ni ne 
months after graduati ng or I eavi ng school before they must begi n repayment of thd r federal Perki ns 
Loan(s) . I nterest wi 1 1 begi n accrui ng at the ti me of repayment. Thi s I oan i s i nterest-f ree whi I e 
students are attendi ng school and enrol I ed at I east half ti me i n a degree-seeki ng program 

Direct Stafford Loan: Thi s i s a I ow-i nterest-rate I oan for students who attend at I east half-ti me. 
Application is made through the school's financial ai d office via the FA FSA. Eligibility for this loan 
i s based on need, not credit worthi ness. Thi s I oan i s borrowed by the student and must be repai d. 

There are two types of Di rect Stafford Loans: subsidized and unsubsidized. The Di rect Stafford 
subsi di zed I oan i s awarded to students wi th demonstrated f i nanci al need; thi s I oan i s i nterest-f ree 
whi I e students are attendi ng school and enrol I ed at I east hal f -ti me i n a degree-seeki ng program. 
Students who do not demonstrate f i nanci al need, or who do not demonstrate suff i ci ent need to 
borrow a fully Direct Stafford subsidized loan, may borrow a Direct Stafford unsubsidized loan. The 
Di rect Stafford unsubsidized loan is i nterest beari ng. Students borrowi ng a Di rect Stafford 
unsubsi di zed I oan wi 1 1 be requi red to repay the pri nci pi e and any i nterest that may accrue duri ng 
school attendance. A 1 1 students who want to appl y for d ther D i rect Stafford I oan must compl ete the 
FAFSA. As of J uly 1, 2012, the Direct Stafford subsidized loan has a 3.4% fixed interest rate. The 
Di rect Stafford unsubsidized loan has a 6.8% fixed i nterest rate. Students who graduate or drop 
bdow half-ti me status are granted a six- month grace period before repayment of the Di rect Stafford 
loan is required. 

The f ol I owi ng are the maxi mum I oan amounts per acaderri c year: $5,500 for undergraduates with 
freshman status, $6,500 for undergraduates attai ni ng sophomore status, and $7,500 for 
undergraduate students who attai n j uni or or seni or status. I f students do not demonstrate suff i ci ent 
need to borrow the maxi mum Di rect Stafford subsidized loan, they may borrow the difference i n a 
Direct Stafford unsubsidized loan. The maximum borrowing limitfor most undergraduates is 
$31,000. 

Direct PLUS (Parent Loans For Undergraduate Students) Loan: This is a non- need- based loan, 
whi ch parents may borrow to hd p defray the cost of thd r dependent chi I dren's educati on. The Di rect 
PLUS enabl es parents to borrow the f ul I yearl y cost of attendance (as deterrri ned by the school ) 



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minus all other financial aid. Otherwise, there is no yearly or cumulative borrowing I inrit. As of July 
1, 2011, trie student is required to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in 
order to appl y f or the D i rect PL U S I oan. After the F A F SA i s compl eted, borrowers must subnri t the 
Di rect PL U S I oan appl i cati on to the school for cal cul ati on and certif i cati on of the maxi mum I oan 
amount that the parent may borrow per student per year. The Di rect PL U S I oan appl i cati on i s 
located on theOSFA web site at www.financialaid.umd.edu and select the link "Printable Forms". 

The Di rect PL U S i s granted to borrowers based on credit- worthi ness as deterrri ned by the 
Department of Educati on whom the borrower sel ects. The D i rect PL U S I oan has a 7.9% f i xed 
i nterest rate. The borrower has the opti on of begi nni ng repayment on the Di rect PL U S I oan either 60 
days after the loan is fully disbursed or not until six(6) months after the dependent student on whose 
behalf the parent borrowed ceases to be enrol I ed on at I east a half-ti me basi s. 



OFFICE OF STUDENT FINANCIAL AID 

0102 Lee Bui I ding 

301-314-9000 

301-405-9265 

unrfinaid@umd.edu 
www.fi nanci al ai d. umd.edu 

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers all types of federal, state, and institutional 
f i nanci al assi stance programs, and, i n cooperati on wi th other uni versi ty offi ces, parti ci pates i n the 
awardi ng of schol arshi ps to deservi ng students. The pri mary responsi bi I ity for fi nanci ng attendance 
atthe University of Maryland, College Park, lies with students and families. Scholarships, grants, 
I oans, and work-study positi ons are awarded on the basi s of acadenri c abi I ity and/or f i nanci al need as 
deterrri ned by a federal needs anal ysi s system 1 1 i s the i ntent of OSFA to provi de assi stance to 
students who rri ght not otherwi se be abl e to pursue col I ege studi es due to fi nanci al constrai nts. 

F i nanci al ai d funds are I i rri ted; therefore, al I new, readrri tted, and returni ng students must f ol I ow 
these steps to recei ve pri ori ty consi derati on for f i nanci al ai d: 

1. Student adrri ssi ons appl i cati ons and al I necessary supporti ng documents to the Offi ce of 
Admissions by the appropriate deadl i nes (Deadl i nes are listed i n Chapter 1) 

2. Complete the Free Application for Federal StudentAid (FAFSA) afterjanuary 1. TheFAFSA 
is avail abl eon the OSFA websiteat www.financialaid.umd.edu. A new FAFSA is required 
for each acaderri c year of the student's enrol I ment. 

New students should not wait to be admitted beftrefilingtheFAFSA. A financial 

ai d appl i cati on has no beari ng on a students adrri ssi on appl i cati on. H owever, students 
wi 1 1 not recei ve f i nal consi derati on f or ai d unti I they are adrri tted to a degree program 

3. Completethe FAFSA no later than February X so that it is received by the federal 
processor by February 15. Applying online helps to expedite the process. I ncome for the 
previous year may be esti mated i nitial ly and corrected later on the Student Aid Report 
(SAR). 

Applications received before February 15 will be given priority consideration. 

General Regulations Appl icableto All Forms of Aid 



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F ul l-Ti me Status. For most types of aid, students must attempt at least 12 credit hours through the 
schedul e adj ustment peri od each semester i n order to recei ve the f ul I f i nanci al ai d award. PI ease 
refer to the standards of Sati sfactory Acaderri c Progress (SA P) when consi deri ng droppi ng bd ow 12 
credi t hours for any gi ven semester. PI ease vi si t the Off i ce of Student F i nanci al A i d to revi ew the 
Satisfactory Academic Progress policy at www.fi nanci al ai d. umd.edu . 

C itizenshi p Status I n order to be d i gi bl e f or federal , state, or uni versi ty f i nanci al assi stance, 
students must be United States citizens or digible non-citizens. 

Default/Owe Refund: Students cannot be i n default on an educati onal I oan, nor can they owe any 
refund on a Pd I Grant or Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) previously awarded 
at any post-secondary i nstitution. 

Degree-Seekingc Students must be worki ng toward a degree or certificate. Students must be 
admitted to the university as "degree-seeki ng." 

Satisfactory Progress Students must be maki ng sati sfactory progress toward a degree or certif i cate 
accordi ng to the Standards for Sati sfactory Acaderri c Progress (SA P) publ i shed i n the Schedul e of 
Classes. PI ease visit the Office of Student Financial Aid to review the Satisfactory Academic 
Progress pol i cy at www.fi nanci al ai d. umd.edu . 

Selective Service: To reed ve federal financial aid, male students must register with Sdective 
Servi ce if they are at I east 18 years ol d and born after December 31, 1959, unl ess they are not 
requi red by I aw. The federal government wi 1 1 verify compl i ance of thi s regi strati on requi rement. 
Students who have questi ons about Sd ecti ve Servi ce regi strati on may contact the Sd ecti ve Servi ce 
at 847-688-6888/1-888-655-1825 or www.sss.gov. 

Receiving a Non-University Award: If a student reed ves assistance (scholarshi p or loan) from a 
non- uni versi ty source, the uni versi ty may reduce the f i nanci al ai d awarded by the uni versi ty . 1 1 i s the 
student's responsi bi I i ty to noti f y the Off i ce of Student F i nanci al A i d of al I outsi de awards. 

C hange in Financial Situation: 1 1 i s the students responsi bi I ity to notify the Off i ce of Student 
F i nanci al A i d of any changes to hi s or her f i nanci al ci rcumstances duri ng the year. 

Reappl ication Requi rement N eed- based assi stance i s not automati cal I y renewed from year to 
year. All students requesti ng need-based aid must reapply by subrritti ng a new or renewal FAFSA 
annual I y . Such reappl i cati on must i ndi cate conti nued f i nanci al need and mai ntai n Sati sfactory 
Acaderri c Progress (SA P) . PI ease vi sit the Off i ce of Student F i nanci al A i d to revi ew the Sati sfactory 
Academic Progress policy at www.financialaid.umd.edu . 

Award Policy: F i nanci al ai d i s normal I y a combi rati on of grants, I oans, and student empl oyment. 
Thefinancial aid "package" is determined by the avail ability of financial aid and the financial 
ci rcumstances of each student. 1 1 i s not necessary to make any sped al appl i cati on for uni versi ty 
grants. The Off i ce of Student F i nanci al A i d wi 1 1 deterrri ne awards that best fit the needs and 
qual i f i cati ons of the candi dates. 

Estimating Educational Cost 

Costs of Attendance B udgets are esti mates of the educati onal expenses i ncurred by students duri ng 
the ni ne- month academic year. These budgets i ncl ude di rect university charges (tuition, fees and on 
campus room and board) and esti mates of i ndi rect expenses (transportati on, books, suppl i es, 
nri scd I aneous I i vi ng expenses, and off-campus room and board) . 



2. Fees, Expensesand Financial Aid Page35 

Off campus cost of living expenses are deterrri ned based on the average room and board charges for 
thelocal area. These are indirect costs, not billed by the University. 

Actual Col I ege Park tuition and fees can be found by contact] ng the Off i ce of the B ursar at 
www.umd.edu/bursar . 

Dependent student living on campus 

( not wi th parent/rd ati ve) 

Tuition and Fees 

I n-State M aryl and Resi dent $9, 161 

Out-of- State DC, other states, other countries $28,347 

Room $6,153 

Board $4,127 

Books $1,130* 

Personal and Transportati on expenses $3, 162* 

Subtotal I n- State (Tuiti on & Books/Suppl i es) $10,291 

Total In-State $23,733 

Subtotal Out-of-State (Tuiti on & Books/Suppl i es) $29,477 
Total Out-of-State $42,919 



Dependent student comrruti ng from parents home 

Tuition and Fees 

I n-State M aryl and Resi dent $9, 161 

Out-of-State DC, other states, other countries $28,347 

Room $1,110* 

Board $2,120* 

Books $1,130* 

Personal and Transportati on expenses $3,824* 

Subtotal I n-State (Tuiti on & Books/Suppl i es) $10,291 

Total In-State $17,345 

Subtotal Out-of-State (Tuiti on & Books/Suppl i es) $29,477 

Total Out-of-State $36,531 



Dependent student living off campus 

( not wi th parent/rd ati ve) 



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Tuition and Fees 

I n-State M aryl and Resi dent $9, 161 

Out-of- State DC, other states, other countries $28,347 

Room $8,469* 

Board $4,127* 

Books $1,130* 

Personal and Transportati on expenses $3,824* 

Subtotal I n- State (Tuiti on & Books/Suppl i es) $10,291 

Total In-State $26,711 

Subtotal Out-of-State (Tuiti on & Books/Suppl i es) $29,477 

Total Out-of-State $45,897 

* These f i gures are averages and wi 1 1 vary from student to student. They are i ndi rect costs not bi 1 1 ed 
by the bursar. 



TUITION AND BILL PAYMENT INFORMATION 

1135 Lee Building 
301-314-9000 
301-405-0659 fax 
Financial Services Center 
billtalk@umd.edu 
bursar.umd.edu 
1-888-313-2404 

Tuition and fees for the U ni versity of M aryl and, Col lege Park, are listed i n the next section. The 

university requi res that al I deposits and fees be paid by stated deadl i nes, or penalties must be 

i imposed. M any potenti al adrri ni strati ve di ffi cul ti es can be avoi ded i f students careful I y f ol I ow 

publ i shed procedures and notify the appropri ate offi ce(s) of any changes that rri ght affect thei r 

Ti nancial obi igation to the university. This i ncl udes updati ng your emai I address so communication 

concerni ng your bi 1 1 i ng i s prompt, and notifyi ng the B ursar's Offi ce of changes of address so that 

mail affecting the students financial relationship with the university will not be delayed or returned. 

Tuition and bill payment information for Summer Term Winter Term Freshmen Connection and 

Professional Programs may be found at www, oes. umd.edu . 

Col lege Park sponsors a deferred- payment plan for the Fal I and Spri ng semesters only. I information 

regardi ng the Terp payment pi an i s avai I abl e by cal I i ng 301-314-9000 or 1-888-313-2404 or at .bursar, i 

bursar.umd.edu 

A 1 1 charges i ncurred duri ng a semester are payabl e i mmedi atd y . Returni ng students wi 1 1 not be 

perrri tted to compl ete regi strati on unti I al I f i nanci al obi i gati ons to the uni versi ty, i ncl udi ng I i brary 

Ti nes, parki ng vi ol ati ons, and other penalty fees and servi ce charges, are pai d i n f ul I . 

Payment for past due bal ances and current semester fees i s due on or before the f i rst day of cl asses. 

Students who register i n advance must pay thei r bi I Is i n f ul I prior to the general registration period. 

Students who regi ster after the initial regi strati on peri od are requi red to make f ul I payment by the 



2. Fees, Expenses and Financial Aid Page37 



due date i indicated to avoid cancel lati on of thei r enrol I mart and loss of thei r classroom seats to other 

students. 

Although the university bi I Is students monthly, it cannot assume responsi bi I ity for thei r recei pt. 

Students are rem nded that i t i s thei r responsi bi I i ty to noti fy the U ni versi ty of any change in their 

email address. If a student bill is not received on or before the beginning of each semester, it isthe 

students responsi bi I ity to obtai n a copy of the bi 1 1 . To check your account bal ance or vi ew your 

monthly billing statement go to bursar.umd.edu and choose "View Your Monthly Bill" or go to the 

Financial Service Center, 1135 LeeBuilding. The office is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. 

to 4:30 p. m 

A 1 1 checks or money orders shoul d be made payabl e to the University of Maryland for the exact 

amount due. Students name and students University I D number should bewritten on the 

front side of the check. University grants and scholarships will be posted to the students account. 

However, the first bill mailed prior to the beginning of each semester may not include these credits. 

Students are urged to check thei r resi dence hal I and di ni ng servi ce agreements for procedures for 

cancel I ati on of reservati ons and for deadl i nes for recei vi ng refunds of deposi ts. Refunds cannot be 

made after these deadlines, even if the student decides not to attend the University of Maryland, 

Col lege Park. 

Students will incur a late payment fee in the event of failure to pay a bal ance on their student account 

by its due date. A I ate payment fee of $10.00 or 5%, whi chever i s hi gher, wi 1 1 be assessed i n 

addi ti on to the total past due amount. A n addi ti onal 1. 5% f i nance charge wi 1 1 be charged monthl y i f 

the account i s not setd ed. 

Students who f ai I to pay the i ndebtedness duri ng the semester i n whi ch del i nquency occurs wi 1 1 be 

indigibleto regi ster for subsequent semesters unti I the debt and the penalty fees are cl eared. 

I n the event a student wi th a del i nquent account becomes regi stered for a future semester, the 

account must be setd ed i n f ul I pri or to the onset of the future semester, to avoi d cancel I ati on of 

registration. 

The state has established, under legislative mandate, a Central Collections Unit (CCU) within the 

Department of Budget and Fiscal Planni ng. The university is requi red by state law to refer al I 

del i nquent accounts to the State Collect] ons U ni t. PI ease note that M ary I and I aw al I ows the Central 

Collect] ons U ni t to i ntercept state i ncome tax refunds for i ndi vi dual s wi th del i nquent accounts, and 

that CCU is authorized to notify a National C redi t Bureau of the delinquency at the time the account 

i s referred to i t f or col I ecti on. 

All accounts duefrom students, faculty, staff, non-students, etc., are included within these 

guidelines. 

Central Col I ecti ons U nit costs i ncurred i n col I ecti ng del i nquent accounts wi 1 1 be charged to the 

student. The mi ni mum col I ecti on fee i s 17% pi us attorney and/or court costs. 

N o degrees, di pi omas, certi f i cates, or transcri pts of records wi 1 1 be i ssued to students who have not 

made sati sf actory setti ement of thei r accounts. 

Notes A ddi ti onal I nf ormati on on Student F i nanci al Obi i gati ons, D i scl osure of I nf ormati on, 

Delinquent Accounts, and Special Fees, can be found in the "Policy Statements" section at the 

begi nni ng of thi s catal og. 

Payment of Fees 

All checks, money orders, or postal notes should be made payableto "University of Maryland." The 
students U ni versi ty I D number must be wri tten on the front of the check. V I SA , M asterCard, 
A meri can Express, and Di scover credit cards, and onl i ne check payment are accepted. Onl i ne 
payments can be made by cl i cki ng on the bl ue box a tbursar.umd.edu . 



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UNDERGRADUATE TUITION AND FEES 

1135 Lee Building 
301-314-9000 
301-405-0659 fax 
Financial Services Center 
billtalk@umd.edu 
bursar.umd.edu 
1-888-313-2404 



* An I rrportart F ee Noti ce Notwi thstandi ng any other provi si on of thi s or any other U ni versi ty 
publ i cati on, the U ni versi ty reserves the r i ght to make changes in tuiti on, fees, and other charges at 
any ti me deemed necessary by the U ni versi ty and the U ni versi ty System of M aryl and Board of 
Regents. Tuiti on and fee i nformati on i s publ i shed i n the Regi strati on Gui de each semester and i s 
alsoavailableon-lineatwww.bursar.umd.edu. 

2013-2014 Academic Yew (Estimated*) 

Full-time Undergraduate Students 

(For billing purposes, a student is considered full-time if the number of credit hours enrolled is 12 or more) 



Maryland Residents (I n-state) 

Total Academic 
Year Cost 

Tuition $7,390 

M andatory Fees (i nci udes Tech fee) -L -7-72 

M axi mum charged to al I students regi stered for 9 or more credi ts ' 

Board (Resident Dining Plan) 4,127 

6,153 
Room (I ncl udes Tdecom fee) 



Residents of the District of Columbia, Other States,, and Other Countries 

Total Academic 
Year Costs 

Tuition $26,576 

Mandatory FeeS(includesTechfee) 1TI2 

M axi mum charged to al I students regi stered for 9 or more credi ts ' 

Board Contract (Resident Dining Plan) 4,127 

Room (incl udes the Telecomfee) 6,153 



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Tuition and Fees for Part-time Undergraduate Students 

(For billing purposes, a student is considered part-time if the nurrber of credit hours enrolled is 11 or fewer) 

I n- State Tuition (per credit hour) $ 308 

Out-Of- State Tuiti on (per credit hour) 1, 108 

M andatory Fees (per semester) 

9-11 Credit hours (per semester) 886 

8 or fewer credi t hours ( per semester) 409 



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3b Campus Administration, Resources* and Student Services 

ACADEMIC RESOURCES AND SERVICES 

Academic Achievement Prog-ams 

2204 Marie Mount Hal I 

301-405-4736 

301-314-9794 

Executive Director: Dr. J erry L. Lewis 

www.aap.umd.edu 

The Academe Achievement Programs (AAP) primarily provides resources and opportunities for 
I ow- i ncome individuals, first generati on col I ege students, di sabl ed students and tradi ti onal I y 
under- represented students. 

For more i nf ormati on, see Off i ce of U ndergraduate Studi es secti on i n Chapter 6. 

Admissions 

Ground Floor Mitchell Building 

301-314-8385 

Assistant Vice President for Undergraduate Admissions and Enrollment Planning: Barbara Gill 

um-adrrit@umd.edu 

www.adrrissions.umd.edu 

The servi ces offered by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are designed to meet the individual 
needs of prospective students. The office provides general information about the University of 
Maryland through brochures, letters, website, electronic communication, information sessions, 
campus tours and other personal i nteracti ons. Adrri ssi ons staff eval uate both freshman and transfer 
appl i cants i n order to shape the enteri ng cl ass of students. For more i nf ormati on about 
undergraduate adrri ssi on, see chapter 1. 

Center for Teaching Excellence 

2301 Marie Mount Hall 

301-405-9356 

301-314-0385 

Director: Spencer Benson 

cte@umd.edu 

www.cte.umd.edu 

The Center for Teachi ng Excel I ence supports departmental , indivi dual and campus- wi de efforts to 
enhance teaching and I earning at the University of Maryland. The Center offers assistance to 
departments, faculty, graduate and undergraduate teachi ng assi starts. The Center al so adrri ni sters an 
undergraduate teaching assistants program a University-wide teaching and learning program for 
graduate teachi ng assi starts, vari ous faculty and graduate student I earni ng communiti es, a summer 
i nstitute for faculty i interested i n enhanci ng thei r use of technol ogy for student I earni ng, vari ous 



3. Campus A dm ni strati on, Resources, and Student Servi ces Page 41 



Schol arshi p of Teachi ng and Learni ng programs and support for attendance to regi onal and rati oral 
meeti ngs focused on teachi ng and I earni ng. 



See al so the Off i ce of U ndergraduate Studi es secti on i n Chapter 6. 

Computing Services Division of I nformation Technology 

Phone 301-405-7700 
Fax: 301-405-0300 
it-reply@umd.edu 
www.it.umd.edu 

The Division of I nformation Technology is part of a University of Maryland students everyday 
academic and social life The division plans, develops, supports, and maintains computing, 
networki ng, and td ecommuni cati ons servi ces for the uni versi ty communi ty to enhance both 
day-to-day acadenri c and busi ness goal s and to further the uni versi ty's standard of excel I ence i n 
education and research. 

M any faculty members have i integrated technol ogy i nto courses, both i nsi de and outsi de of the 
cl assroom Some professors use cl i ckers to col I ect student feedback duri ng cl ass. Through ELMS, 
the university's Enterprise Learni ng M anagement System ( www.dms.umd.edu ). i nstructors can 
provi de onl i ne course materi al s, col I ect assi gnments, post grades d ectroni cal I y, and hoi d di scussi on 
sessions. 

The university's robust wi rdess network (one of the nation's largest for a university our size) gives 
students the abi I i ty to connect to the I nternet from al most anywhere on campus. Every student I i vi ng 
in a residence hall also has a dedicated high-speed data jack to use when connecting to the university 
network from hi s or her room Computer I abs across campus feature Wi ndows and M aci ntosh 
envi ronments, offer pri nti ng servi ces (from I ab or personal computers), and provi de course rd ated 
software TerpConnect ( www.terpconnect.umd.edu ) gives students 1GB of storage space to use for 
backi ng up f i I es, hosti ng Web pages, and more. 

The M yU M portal ( www.rTy.umd.edu ) gives students a onestop gateway to numerous university 
resources, i ncl udi ng a personal cal endar and custom zabl e RSS feeds, as wd I as everythi ng offered 
through Testudo (www.testudo. umd.edu ) ~ the abi I ity to regi ster for cl asses onl i ne, see your 
financial aid status, check your grades, and more 

H d p Desk staff (www, hd pdesk.umd.edu. 301-405- 1500) are avai I abi e to answer I T questi ons and 
provi de tech support, and they can be contacted i n person, over the td ephone, and vi a I i ve chat. The 
Hd p Desk's IT Service Center onl i ne resource ( www.itsc.umd.edu ) enables you to consult a 
knowl edge base of how-to arti cl es, to check and subscri be to servi ce al erts, and to i niti ate and track 
hd p requests onl i ne 24/7. 

Di scounts on computers, pri nters, software programs, and cd I ul ar devi ces and servi ce are al so 
avai I abi e to U ni versi ty of M ary I and students. V i si t www.it.umd.edu/techsavings for more 
information. 



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Education Abroad 

Third Floor Susquehanna Hall 
(Phone) 310-314-7746 
(Fax) 301-314-9135 
educati onabroad@umd.edu 
www. umd.edu/studyabroad 
Receptionist: 301-314-7473 

Through the Office of Education Abroad (EA), Maryland students participate in academically 

ri gorous overseas programs desi gned to broaden and enri ch thd r maj or f i d ds of study, deepen thd r 

understandi ng of other I anguages and cultures, and strengthen thei r abi I ity to compete for successful 

careers i n todaycs gl obal economy. These programs provi de coursework i n a wi de range of 

di sci pi i nes so that parti ci pants can study abroad for a semester or acadenri c year and sti 1 1 compl ete 

thei r degrees on schedul e. A growi ng number of E A programs combi ne the concepts of gl obal 

ci ti zenshi p and entrepreneurs!! p by engagi ng students i n i nnovati ve proj ects desi gned to address 

health, econonri c, and envi ronmental i ssues i n the communiti es that host them duri ng thei r overseas 

studies. 

EA col I aborates with M aryl and faculty and staff to adnri ni ster al most 200 i nternati onal programs i n 
over 50 countri es and to i ntegrate overseas coursework i nto campus curri cul a. Prof essi onal advi sors 
gui de students i n the sd ecti on of suitabl e programs and the arrangement of academi c credit, assi st 
with appl i cati ons for f i nanci al ai d, conduct pre-departure ori entati ons, and provi de on-cal I support to 
parti ci pants overseas. Recogni zi ng that substanti ve i nternati onal experi ence i s a cruci al part of any 
undergraduate educati on, E A conti nual I y seeks to enabl e every M aryl and student to study abroad 
regardl ess of hi s or her maj or f i d d of study or f i nanci al prof i I e. 

Study Abroad Process 

Students i nterested i n overseas studi es shoul d i deal I y vi si t the Off i ce of E ducati on A broad one year 
before actual I y subrri trj ng an appl i cati on i n order to expl ore program opti ons and I earn more about 
the next steps i n arrangi ng academi c credit, compl eti ng pre- requi sites, and obtai ni ng f i nanci al ai d for 
thd r i ntended programs. When a student i s prepared to begi n an appl i cati on, he or she shoul d 
arrange to meet with an advi sor by maki ng an appoi ntment through the on- 1 i ne system at: 
http://i nternati onal . umd.edu/stuclyabroad/196 . 

Types of Study Abroad Programs 

Mar^ and Exchange Programs Exchange programs al I ow M aryl and students to study for a 
semester or year at leadi ng universities throughout the world whi le payi ng I ittie more than thd r 
regul ar M aryl and tuition, travd , and overseas I i vi ng expenses. I n exchange for each outgoi ng 
student, one from the overseas host uni versi ty studi es at the Col I ege Park campus for an equi val ent 
peri od. Whi I e some exchange programs requi re ford gn I anguage prof i ci ency, many are open to 
students who speak onl y Engli sh. These programs offer M aryl and students an outstandi ng 
opportunity to devdop lasti ng bonds with local students. 

Maryland Adrrinisbered Programs Students may recdve M aryl and resident credit for programs 
sponsored by academi c departments and adnri ni stered by Educati on A broad. These i ncl ude semester 
programs in Copenhagen, Haifa, Korea, London, Nice, Seville, Berlin, Bared ona, and Rome, aswdl 
as more than 70 short term courses taught by M aryl and faculty duri ng the summer, wi nter term and 



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spri ng break i n I ocati ons rangi ng from M orocco to B razi I . I n additi on to hi gh-qual ity i nstructi on, 
M ary I and programs offer cul tural acti vi ti es, i nternshi ps, and servi ce opportuni ti es to hd p students 
maxi rrizethei r engagement with the host-country culture. 

Maryland Approved and Affiliated Programs EA adrri ni sters a wi de range of programs i n 
col laboration with vetted study abroad providers and universities, i ncl udi ng The Counci I on 
I international Educational Exchange (CI EE), the I nstitutefor the I international Education of Students, 
Macquarie University (Australia), The Education Abroad Network, ACTR Russia, and the 
University Studies Abroad Consortium (U SAC). 

Non-Approved Pro-ams M aryl and students who wi sh to study abroad through other organi zati ons 
or institutions must petition to do so. The first step in this process isto speak with an EA advisor. 
Petiti oners must demonstrate a compel I i ng acaderri c reason to parti ci pate i n a non-approved 
program and that the program i n questi on meets the same standards requi red of approved programs. 
E A strongl y encourages students to expl ore i ts extensi ve I i st of af f i I i ated and approved programs 
before begi nni ng the petiti on process. 

M ore i nf ormati on and appl i cati ons are avai I abl e at the E A websi te www.umd.edu/studyabroad . 



Honor Societies 

Students who excel i n schol arshi p and I eadershi p may be i nvited to j oi n the appropri ate honor 
society. Honor societies at Maryland include 
Alpha Chi Sigma (Chemistry) 

* A I pha E psi I on ( A gri cul tural E ngi neeri ng) 
*Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-Med) 

Alpha Epsilon Rho (BroadcastJ ournalism) 

*Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology) 

*Alpha Lambda Delta (Freshman Scholarship) 

A I pha Phi Si gma (Cri rri nal J usti ce) 

A I pha Zeta (A gri culture) 

B eta A I pha Psi (A ccounti ng) 

Beta Gamma Sigma (Business Management) 

B I ack Honors Caucus 

*Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering) 

Delta N u A I pha (Transportati on) 

Delta Phi Alpha (German) 

Delta Sigma Pi (Business) 

Eta Beta Rho (Hebrew) 

*Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering) 

*Gamma Theta U psi I on (Geography) 

*Golden Key Honor Society (Leadership/Scholarship) 

* Kappa Delta Pi (Education) 

* K appa Tau A I pha (J ournal i sm) 

* Lambda Pi Eta (Speech Communication) 

* Mortar Board National Honor Society (Scholarship) 
* N ati onal Soci ety of Col I egi ate Schol ars 



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*OmegaChi Epsi I on (Chemistry Engineering) 
*Omega Rho (Business) 
*Onricron Delta Epsi Ion (Economics) 
*Onricron Delta Kappa (Scholarship/Leadership) 
*Order of Omega (Fraternity/Sorority Leadership) 
Phi Alpha Epsi I on (Health/Human Resources) 

* Phi A I pha Theta ( H i story) 
Phi Beta Kappa (Scholarship) 

Phi Chi Theta (Business and Economics) 
*Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman Scholarship) 
*Phi Kappa Phi (Senior/Graduate Scholarship) 
*Phi Sigma (Biology) 
*Phi Sigma Pi (Scholarship/Leadership) 

* Phi Si gma I ota ( F rench/l tal i an) 
*Pi Si gma A I pha (Political Science) 
*Phi SigmaTheta 

Pi Tau Sigma (Mechanical Engineering) 
*Primannum Honor Society 
*Psi Chi (Psychology) 
Si gma A I pha Omi cron ( M i crobi ol ogy) 
Sigma Delta Chi (Journalism) 
*Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish) 
*SigmaTau Delta (English) 
*TauBetaPi (Engineering) 
Tau Beta Sigma 

* M ember of A ssoci ati on of Col I ege H onor Soci eti es 
I ntercd legate Athletics 

Comcast Center 

301-314-7075 

301-314-7149 

Di rector of Athl eti cs: Kevi n A nderson 

dorourke@umd.edu 

www. umterps.com 

The Department of I ntercol I egi ate Athl eti cs i s responsi bl e for di recti ng i ntercol I egi ate athl eti c 
programs for both women and men, and for managi ng the campus 1 athl eti c compl ex. 

Women's i ntercol I egi ate athl eti c teams i ncl ude cross country, field hockey, soccer and vol I eybal I i n 
the f al I ; basketbal I , acrobati cs and tumbl i ng, swi rrmi ng, i ndoor track/f i d d and gyrmasti cs duri ng the 
wi nter; and I acrosse, softbal I , outdoor track/f i d d and water pol o i n the spri ng. Tenni s and golf 
competiti on i s schedul ed i n both the f al I and spri ng seasons. 

There are men's teams i n f ootbal I , soccer and cross country i n the f al I ; basketbal I , swi mmi ng, 
wresti i ng, and i ndoor track/f i d d duri ng the wi nter; and basebal I , I acrosse and outdoor track/f i d d i n 
the spri ng. Tenni s and golf competiti on i s schedul ed i n both the f al I and spri ng seasons. 

M en's and women's i ntercol I egi ate athl eti c teams compete i n the N ati onal Col I egi ate Athl eti c 
Association (NCAA) at the Division I levd and in the Ati antic Coast Conference (A CC). 



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Eligibility Requirements 

Student-athletes must meet all NCAA, ACC and University of Maryland requirements for 
eligibility. The chart bd ow serves only as a gui del ine to digibi I ity rules and does not provide 
complete detail. All NCAA requirementsareavailablevia www.NCAA.org . 

NCAAContinui ng E I igpbi I ity and Progress Towards Degree Guidelines 



Year of Initial 
Collegiate Enrol I ment 



Fall 2003 -present 



Enteri ng 1st semester 
( 1st year) 



Semester of Full-Time 
Enrollment 



Enteri ng 2nd semester 



NCAA Requirements 



Must be certified by the NCAA Eligibility 
Center 



E nteri ng 3rd semester 
(2nd year) 



* 6 degree appl i cabl e credits earned previ ous 

semester 

*1.29UMGPA 



* 18 hours earned duri ng previous regular 
acaderri c year and 24 for the year 
*6 degree appl i cabl e credits earned i n 
previ ous semester 
*1.8NCAAGPA 



E nteri ng 4th semester 



E nteri ng 5th semester 
(3rd year) 



* 6 degree appl i cabl e credi ts previ ous 
semester 

* 1.80 NCAA GPA 



E nteri ng 6th semester 



E nteri ng 7th semester 
(4th year) 



Enteri ng 8th semester 



* 40% (*48 degree appl i cabl e credits) of 
degree requi rement compl eted 

* 18 hours duri ng previous regular academic 
year 

* 6 degree appl i cabl e credits earned previ ous 
semester 

* 1.90 NCAA GPA 

* declaration of degree program 



* 6 degree appl i cabl e credits earned previ ous 
semester 

* 1.90 NCAA GPA 



* 60% (*72 degree applicable credits) of 
degree requi rement compl eted 

* 18 hours earned duri ng previous regular 
academic year 

* 6 degree appl i cabl e credits earned previ ous 
semester 

* 2.00 NCAA GPA 



* 6 degree appl i cabl e credits earned i n 
previ ous semester 

* 2.00 NCAA GPA 



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Erteri ng 9th semester 
(5th year) 


* 80% (*96 degree applicable credits) of 
degree requi remert compl eted 

* 18 hours earned i n previous regular 
academic year 

* 6 degree appl i cabl e credits earned previ ous 
semester 

* 2.00 NCAA GPA 



*Based on 120 credit degree program 

1. Student-athl etes are al I owed 4 seasons of eligibility witinin 5 cal endar years from the ti me they 
f i rst enrol I f ul l-ti me i n a col legiate i nstitution. When they parti ci pate i n any competition i n thei r 
sport (i ncl udi ng a scri mmage with outsi de competiti on), whether it i s f or one nri nute or an enti re 
contest, they have used a season of competiti on and one of thei r four years of eligibility. 

2. Student-athl etes must be enrol I ed f ul I -ti me, that i s, carry a nri ni mum of 12 credi t hours each 
semester to be d i gi bl e to practi ce or compete wi th thei r team I f a student-athl ete drops bd ow 12 
hours he/she wi 1 1 i mmediatdy be i nd igi bleto practice or compete, and his/her athletics grant-i n-aid 
wi 1 1 be revoked unl ess otherwi se approved by the Department of Athl eti cs. Graduati ng seni ors who 
need I ess than 12 credi t hours to compl ete degree requi rements may reed ve an excepti on to enrol I i n 
less than 12 credit hours by compl eti ng a LessThan 12 form available in the ASCDU. 

3. Student-athl etes are requi red to meet multi pi e sets of acadenri c standards i n order to mai ntai n 
eligibility for athletic competition. These standards are dictated by the NCAA and the Athletic 
Counci I . I n additi on, student-athl etes may be requi red to mai ntai n standards di ctated by the col I ege 
of thd r maj or for dther adrri ssi on i nto a degree program or mai ntai ni ng enrol I ment. 

4. Transfer student-athl etes must meet all NCAA, ACC and UMD requi rements in order to be 
immediatdydigible. PI ease note that in certain cases NCAA and A CC d i gibi I ity requi rements are 
more stri ngent than UMD adrri ssi ons requi rements. 

5. 1 nd i gi bl e student-athl etes are not permitted to compete or travd . 

6. Fi rst semester freshman who do not meet the cumulative GPA requi rements, may seek an appeal 
under certai n ci rcumstances. Transfer student-athl etes are requi red to attai n the appropri ate 
cumulative GPA based upon the number of f ul l-ti me semesters they have been enrol led i n any 
institution. 

7. Dismissed and later rdnstated student-athl etes are indigible for competition until they meet 
desi gnated grade poi nt averages. 

The Department of I ntercol I egi ate Athl eti cs (I CA ) al so sponsors a number of awards for 

achi evement i n athl eti cs and/or schol arshi p. For further i nf ormati on, contact the Acadenri c Support 

and Career Devdopment unit (ASCDU), 301-314-7043. 



Letters and 



1117 H ornbake L i brary 
301-314-8418 
301-314-9394 

Assistant Dean/Director: Deborah Rdd Bryant, Ph. D. 
askltsc@umd.edu 
www.ltsc.umd.edu 

General Advising: 301-314-8418 



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Pre-Law Advising: www.prdaw.umd.edu 
Credit-by-Exam 301-314-8418 

L etters and Sci ences i s the acaderri c home for students expl ori ng a vari ety of f i d ds before sd ecti ng 
a maj or, for post-baccal aureate students taki ng additi onal course work, arid for non-degree seeki ng 
students taki ng undergraduate courses. Letters and Sci ences may al so serve as the acaderri c home 
for students compl eti ng requi rements for entry i nto a L i rri ted E nrol I ment Program 

For more i nformati on, see Off i ce of U ndergraduate Studi es secti on i n Chapter 6. 

Maryland Center for Under cj-aduate Research (MCUR) 

2100D (2nd Floor) McKddin Library 

301-314-6786 

D i rector: F ranci s D uV i nage 

ugresearch@umd.edu 

www.ugresearch.umd.edu 

The Mainland Center for Undergraduate Research (MCUR) is an initiative of the Office of the Dean 
of U ndergraduate Studi es. Created as a resource for students and faculty, the Center serves as a 
cl eari nghouse for both on-campus and off -campus research opportuniti es for undergraduates. M aj or 
programs of the M CU R i ncl ude M aryl and Student Researchers, whi ch permits faculty to list 
research opportunities open to undergraduates duri ng the academic year, and M aryl and Summer 
Schol ars, whi ch provi des fundi ng for students to conduct summer research (on campus or d sewhere 
i n the U S or abroad as needed) under the mentorshi p of a M aryl and faculty member. 
For more i nformati on, see Off i ce of U ndergraduate Studi es secti on i n Chapter 6. 

Maryland Enojish Institute (ME I ) 

1117 Col e Student A cti vi ti es B ui I di ng 
301-405-8634 
301-314-9462 

Director: Dr. Elizabeth Driver 
md@umd.edu 
www.md.umd.edu 

M aryl and English I nstitute(M El) provi des English I anguageinstructi on and assessment at the 
postsecondary I evd for speakers of other I anguages who wi sh to I earn English for acaderri c, 
prof essi onal , or personal reasons. M E I f ul f i 1 1 s i ts rri ssi on by provi di ng: 

• courses for matriculated students 

• courses for i nternati onal teachi ng assi starts 

• afull-time, multi-levd Intensive English Program 

• short courses for members of the campus and I ocal community 

• custom-designed programs for special groups 

• eval uati on of the E ngl i sh I anguage prof i ci ency of provi si onal I y adrri tted students 

• assessment of oral communi cati on ski 1 1 s of i nternati onal teachi ng assi starts 

M E I offers ri gorous courses of study whi I e provi di ng a posi ti ve and supporti ve I earni ng communi ty 



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and promoting intercultural understanding. 

Two regul ar i nstructi onal programs are offered for provi si oral I y adrri tted and prospecti ve 
undergraduate and graduate students who are non-nati ve speakers of Engl ish: a serri-i ntensi ve 
program for provi si onal I y adrri tted students and a f ul I -ti me i ntensi ve program for provi si onal I y 
admitted or prospective students. 

Serri-I ntensive(UMEI 005): This course is open only to students who are admitted to the 

U ni versi ty of M ary I and. Students who are provi si onal I y adrri tted to the U ni versi ty 

nust satisfactorily compl eteUM El 005 in their first semester in order to become fully adrri tted, 

full -time students at the University. UMEI 005 classes meet five days a week, two hours a day. The 

program i s desi gned especi al I y to strengthen the I anguage ski 1 1 s necessary for acaderri c work at the 

University of M ary I and. No credit is given toward any university degree. 

I ntenave This f ul l-ti me Engl ish language program is open to non-native speakers who wish to 

i improve thei r E ngl i sh for acaderri c, prof essi onal or personal reasons. There are three i ntensi ve 

E ngl i sh sessi ons per year: one for f al I semester, one for spri ng, and a seven- week sessi on i n the 

summer. Each consi sts of approxi matd y 23 hours of i nstructi on weekl y. The f al I and spri ng 

programs offer f i ve I evd s of i nstructi on, begi nni ng through advanced. The summer program offers 

vari ed I evd s of i nstructi on wi th the opportuni ty to choose from a vari ety of d ecti ves for part of the 

program 

Sati sf actory compl eti on of the i ntensi ve program does not guarantee acceptance at the U ni versi ty for 

prospecti ve students who enrol I at M E I . Students who al ready have provi si onal adrri ssi on when 

they enrol I at M E I wi 1 1 matri cul ate i nto degree programs i f they successful I y compl ete the requi red 

courses. E nrol I mart i s by M E I appl i cati on and acceptance, and no credi t i s gi ven toward any 

university degree. Tuition remission cannot be applied to M El courses. 



Oak Ridge Associated Universities 

Vice President and Chief Research Officer: Patrick G. O'Shea 

ORAU Councilor, University of Maryland 

www.orau.org 

Si nee 1951, students and f acul ty of U ni versi ty of M ary I and have benef i ted from i ts membershi p i n 
Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU). ORAU is a consortium of 98 col leges and universities 
and a contractor for the U S Department of E nergy ( DOE ) I ocated i n Oak Ri dge, Tennessee ORA U 
works with its member i nstituti ons to hd p thd r students and faculty gai n access to federal research 
facilities throughout the country; to keep its members i nformed about opportuni ti es for f d I owshi p, 
scholarshi p, and research appoi ntments; and to organize research al Nances among its members. 

Through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), the DOE facility that ORAU 
operates, undergraduates, graduates, postgraduates, as wdl as faculty enjoy access to a multitude of 
opportuni ti es for study and research. Students can parti ci pate i n programs coveri ng a wi de vari ety of 
di sci pi i nes i ncl udi ng busi ness, earth sci ences, epi derri ol ogy, engi neeri ng, physi cs, geol ogi cal 
sciences, pharmacology, ocean sciences, biomedical sciences, nuclear chemistry, and mathematics. 
A ppoi ntment and program I ength range from one month to four years. M any of these programs are 
especial I y designed to i ncreasethe numbers of underrepresented rri nority students pursui ng degrees 
i n science and engi neeri ng rdated disci pi i nes, and detai Is on locations and benefits can be found i n 
the ORISE Catalog of Education and Training Programs, which is available at .www.orau.gov/orise/ec 
www.orau.aov/ori se/educ. htm or by cal I i ng the contacts bdow. 



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ORA U 's Off i ce of Partnershi p Devd opmert seeks opportuniti es for partnershi ps and al I i ances 
among ORUA's members, private industry, and major federal facilities. Activities include faculty 
development programs, such as the Ralph E. PoweJ unior Faculty Enhancement Awards, the 
Visiting I industrial Scholars Program consorti um research fundi ng i nitiati ves, faculty research and 
support programs as wd I as servi ces to chi ef research off i cers. 

For more i information about ORAU and its programs, contact: 

PatrickG.O'Shea 

V i ce Presi dent and C hi ef Research Off i cer 

ORA U Counci I or for U ni versi ty of M aryl and 

MonnieE. Champion 
ORAU Corporate Secretary 
865-576-3306 

Visit the ORAU homepageatwww.orau.org. 

Officeof Extended Studies 

0132 M ai n Adnri ni strati on B ui I di ng 
Phone 301-405-7762 
Fax: 301-314-9572 
E-mail: oes@umd.edu 
Web: oes.umd.edu 

The Office of Extended Studies administers the University's Summer Term Winter Term Freshmen 

Connection, Pre-Col lege Programs, and Professional Programs. 

Summer Term serves more than 13,000 students that i ncl ude current students, visiting students 

from other universities and colleges, graduates, professionals, and high school students. Summer 

Term features more than 1,700 courses that are offered morni ng, afternoon, eveni ng, and onl i ne 

duri ng three- week or six- week sessions. 

Winter Term serves more than 5,000 students that i ncl ude current students, vi siti ng students from 

other uni versi ti es and col I eges, graduates and prof essi onal s. Offered i n J anuary between the end of 

thefal I semester and the begi nni ng of the spri ng semester, Wi nter Term is a three-week session that 

features more than 350 courses that meet morni ng, afternoon, eveni ng, and onl i ne. 

Freshmen Connection offers spri ng-admitted students the opportunity to begi n thd r U ni versity of 

M aryl and education i n thefal I semester. With Freshmen Connection, spri ng-admitted students earn 

up to 17 U ni versity credits toward thd r undergraduate degree and get on track to graduate i n four 

years. 

Pre-Cdlege Programs 

The Young Scholars Program, a three-week summer program i nvites ri si ng hi gh school 

sophomores, juniors, and seniors to pursue academic interests, discover career opportunities, earn 

university credits, and explore university life. Highly qualified students enroll in a three-credit 

i introductory course f eaturi ng f i d d tri ps and guest speakers. Students parti ci pate i n workshops and 

semi nars that further enri ch thd r uni versi ty experi ence and resi de on campus or commute from 

home. 

Young Scholars Discovery, a two- week summer program i nvites mi ddl e school students to expl ore 

educati on and career opportuni ti es and I earn about uni versi ty I i f e A caderri cal I y promi si ng students 

enrol I i n non-credi t courses, attend f i d d tri ps, and engage wi th experts i n i nnovati ve f i d ds. Students 

col I aborate i n i nteracti ve semi nars, enj oy eveni ng soci al acti vi ti es, and resi de on campus or 



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commute from home. 

TheFreshmen First Program prepares incoming first-year students for living and learning at the 
University of Maryland. The program eases the transit] on to the university environment. Inthis 
three- week summer program students enrol I for four-credits, attend serri nars and social activities, 
meet and study with other i ncorri ng freshmen, and resi de on campus or commute from home. 
Professional Programs include Professional M asters programs, Graduate Certificate programs, 
post- baccal aureate opportuni ti es, and custom zed i ni ti ati ves that i ncl ude serri nars, work force 
trai ni ng, and short courses crafted for i ndustry appl i cati on. All programs are desi gned to meet the 
educati onal needs of prof essi oral audi ences and target external constituenci es i n busi ness, 
government, and non-profit organizations. These programs serve professional audiences i n new 
ways, i mprovi ng access for prof essi onal audi ences through i nnovati ve approaches to teachi ng and 
I earni ng, parti cul arl y through the onl i ne envi ronmert. 



Office of International Services 

Third Floor Susquehanna Hall 

301-314-7740 

301-314-3280 

Director: Susan Dougherty 

i nternati onal servi ces@urrd.edu 

http://www. i nternati onal . umd. edu/i es/ 

I nternati onal students and f acul ty recei ve a wi de vari ety of servi ces desi gned to hd p them benef i t 
from their experience in the United States. The Office of International Services(OIS) works closely 
wi th the Off i ce of U ndergraduate A drri ssi ore on the adrri ssi on of i nternati onal students. 01 S 
servi ces i ncl ude uni versi ty sponsorshi p of i nternati onal students, ori entati on programs, i mm grati on 
and empl oyment serri nars and coffee hours. 01 S advi sors counsel i nternati onal undergraduate 
students concerni ng i mnri grati on, personal and campus I i f e i ssues. 

F-l and J -1 status students The Off i ce of I nternati onal Servi ces i s the onl y off i ce on campus 
authori zed to si gn i mnri grati on documents and advi se on the f ol I owi ng topi cs: extensi on of stay, 
transfers, off-carrpus empl oyment authorization, practical training, and course loads. 
Students with F-l or J -1 status are responsi blefor fol lowi ng the regulations of the U.S. Citizenshi p 
and I rnmi grati on Service (USCI S) and the Department of State (DOS) pertai ni ng to the r visa status. 

Maintaining Status 

• Full-time registration: I n order to mai ntai n f ul I -ti me student status for i rrrri grati on purposes, 
F-l and J -1 undergraduate students are expected to register for and complete a rri ni mum credit 
load of 12 hours per semester. Pre-approval from 01 S is requi red if you are goi ng to complete 
the semester with fewer than 12 credits. 

• Documents I nternati onal students must have a val id passport at al I ti mes unless exempt from 
passport requi rements. I f your I -20 or DS-2109 wi 1 1 soon expi re you shoul d appl y for an 
extensi on at I east 30 days pri or to the program compl eti on date on the document. To travel 
outside the U.S. and re-enter as an F-l or J -1, an advisor in 01 S must sign your 1-20 or 
DS-2109 before you leave. 

• Health I insurance A 1 1 undergraduate students, regardl ess of vi sa status, are requi red by the 
U ni versi ty H eal th Center to carry adequate heal th i insurance I n addi ti on, J - 1 students must 



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present copi es of thd r heal th i nsurance to 01 S i n order to corrpl y wi th Department of State 
requirements. 

We hope you wi 1 1 f i nd the resources you need i n thi s catal og or by vi siti ng our off i ce. PI ease contact 
us if we can be of any further assi stance to you. 

Thanks f or bei ng a part of our gl obal U M D community! 

Officeof Multi-Ethnic Student Education (OMSE) 

1101 H ornbake L i brary 
301-405-5615 or 405-5616 
www.umd.edu/OM SE 

The Off i ce of M ulti -ethni c Student Educati on at U M D provi des servi ces marketed toward over 
10,000 multi -ethni c students. M any of the students served by OM SE are achi evi ng at hi gh rates of 
personal and prof essi onal excel I ence. N everthd ess, there are others who are experi end ng academi c 
and personal chal I enges as outi i ned i n the Off i ce of I nstituti onal Research PI anni ng and Assessment, 
U M CP data on undergraduate retenti on and graduati on rates. OM SE provi des programs and 
resources that support the academi c, personal , and prof essi onal excd I ence of students. The rri ssi on 
of the Office of M ulti -ethnic Student Education is di rectiy I i nked to the d i rri nation of the 
achi evement gap at the U ni versi ty of M aryl and. Wi th that goal i n rri nd, OM SE provi des di rect and 
i ndi rect servi ces through programs such as a wal k-i n tutori al program study I ab, computer I ab with 
disability services software, weekly honors program mentoring program, Check Ups, Academic 
Excd I ence Sod ety, Col I ege Success Schol ars, Road M ap to Success, the annual A meri can I ndi an 
Powwow and a myri ad of servi ces that recogni ze the mul ti pi e i denti ti es of students. 

OM SE 's servi ces emphasi ze the i importance of "sea ng" al I students from a gl obal , i integrated 
perspecti ve. The OM SE team i s dedi cated to our motto of hi gh expectati ons, hi gh standards and 
excellence. The political and historical patterns of the University of Maryland continue to frame our 
unwavering commitment to address the climate of indifference, racial/diversity incompetence and 
rri si nf ormed perspecti ves that conti nue to permeate the everyday experi ences of mul ti -ethni c 
students. OMSE encourages al I students to i denti f y empoweri ng strategi es to ensure matri cul ati on, 
retention, graduation, and excd lent academic outcomes. 



Office of the Regstrar 

Firstfloor Mitchell Building 

301-314-8240 

University Registrar: Adrian Corndius 

www.registrar.umd.edu 

The Off i ce of the Regi strar i s committed to provi di ng the hi ghest I evd of customer sati sfacti on i n al I 
aspects of its operati on, whi ch i nd udes coordi rati ng course enrol I ment and student regi strati on; 
mai ntai ni ng students' permanent acaderri c records; adrri ni steri ng academi c pol i cy compl i ance; and 



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producti ng off i ci al transcri pts, certif i cati ons, and di pi omas. Detai I ed i nf ormati on on regi strar's off i ce 
services is published in chapter 4 of this catalog. 

Orientation 

1102 Col e Student A cti vi ti es B ui I di ng 
301-314-8217 
301-314-1063 
Director: Gerry Strumpf 
askori entati on@umd.edu 
www.ori entati on. umd.edu 
301-314-8212 

The goal of Orientation isto introduce new students to the University of Maryland community. The 
Ori entati on Off i ce offers a wi de range of transiti onal programmi ng and servi ces for students and 
thei r f ami I i es as they prepare to attend the U ni versi ty of M aryl and. 

For more i nformati on, see Off i ce of U ndergraduate Studi es seed on i n Chapter 6. 

Pre-Cdlege Programs 

0115 Cole Field House 

301-405-6776 

301-314-9155 

Executive Di rector: Georgette Hardy DeJ esus 

pre-col I ege@umd.edu 

www. precol I ege. umd.edu 

Room 0115 & 0119 Cole Field House 

www. precol I ege. umd.edu 

pre-col I ege@umd.edu 

Executive Di rector: Georgette Hardy DeJ esus 

Upward Bound Programs: 301-405-6776 

Upward Bound Math and Science Program (UBM S): 301-405-1224 

The University of M aryl and Pre-Col lege Programs i n U ndergraduate Studies is comprised of three 

federal I y and state supported programs: 

Two Upward Bound Programs (UB) and 

Upward Bound-Math and Science Program (UB-MS). 

These programs generate the ski 1 1 s and moti vati on necessary for success i n post-secondary 
educati on. They i mmerse hi gh school parti ci pants i n ri gorous acaderri c i nstructi on, tutori ng, 
counsel i ng, and i nnovati ve educati onal experi ences throughout the school year and duri ng the 
six- week summer residential program Pre-Col lege Programs are part of the Federal TRI O Programs 
that provide educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students 
from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

The U B Programs are open to I ow-i ncome and/or f i rst-generati on col I ege bound hi gh school students 
i n grades 9 through 12, who demonstrate an acaderri c need and want to pursue a four-year 
postsecondary educati on. E I i gi bl e students must attend target hi gh school s i n Pri nee George's and 
M ontgomery Counti es. H i gh school pri nci pal s, teachers, and counsel ors recommend students to the 



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program 

Eligibility fortine U pward B ound Programs requi re students attend, N orthwood H i gh School - i n 
Montgomery County and Bladensburg, Central, High Point, Parkdaleor Northwestern High Schools 
i n Pri nee George's County. 

The U B M S i s open to students i n grades 9 through 12, who demonstrate an acaderri c need and want 
to pursue post-secondary educati on programs i n f i d ds rd ated to mathemati cs and sci ence U B M S 
recruits high school students have successful I y completed Algebra I and attend Potomac and 
Fai rmont H d ghts H i gh School s i n Pri nee George's County, M D; Watki ns Mill High School i n 
Montgomery County, MD, Edmonston-Westside High School in Baltimore, MD and Bdl High 
School in Washington, DC. 

Tutoring 

2204 Marie Mount Hall (MMH) 

301-405-4745 

www.aap.umd.edu 

The I ntensi ve Educati onal Devd opment Program ( I E D) i n the A caderri c A chi evement Program 
(AAP) provi des tutoring servi ces for digible University of Maryland students. The schedule for 
tutori ng, study ski I Is, math support, and English support classes is avai lable at 2204 M arie M ount 
H al I ( M M H ) . A caderri c support cl asses are offered for many I ower- 1 evd general educati on cl asses, 
i ncl udi ng math and English classes, as wd I as for sdected entry-levd classes for numerous majors 
(for example Business or Biological Sciences). For a schedule of classes as wd I asdigibility status 
for A A P's servi ces, pi ease contact the Tutori ng Coordi nator at 301-405-4745. A I so, pi ease check 
AAP's webpage at www.aap.umd.edu for schedules, job opportunities as tutors, and further 
i nf ormati on about the program 



CAM PUS ADM INI STRATI ON 
Academic Affairs 

1119 M ai n Adrri ni strati on B ui I di ng 
301-405-5252 
301-405-8195 

M ary A nn Ranki n, Seni or V i ce Presi dent and Provost 
provost@umd.edu 
www. provost, umd.edu 

The Senior Vice President and Provost is the chief academic officer of the university with 
responsi bi I ity for gui di ng the acaderri c devd opment and di recti on of the i nstituti on i n accordance 
with the university's mission; ensuri ng that our programs and faculty are of the highest cal i ber; 
supporti ng the diversity of our students, faculty, and staff as a special strength; and promoti ng 
acaderri c exed I ence across the uni versi ty. The deans of the 12 col I eges and school sat the University 



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report di recti y to the Provost, as do the deans for U ndergraduate Studi es, the G raduate School , and 
the libraries, theChief Diversity Officer, the Associate Vice President for International Affairs, the 
Executi ve D i rector of the I nsti tute for B i osci ence and B i otechnol ogy Research, and the A ssoci ate 
Vice President of the Academy for I nnovation and Entrepreneurs!! p. The Senior Vice President and 
Provost oversees the devd opmert, revi ew, and i mpl errentati on of al I acaderri c pol i ci es and 
regul ati ons; consul ts cl osd y wi th the U ni versi ty Senate and other f acul ty advi sory groups on 
academic programs and pol icies; and serves as I iaison with other university divisions i n strategic and 
long-range planning. 

Administrative Affairs 

1132 M ai n Adrri ni strati on B ui I di ng 
301-405-1105 

Carl o Col I d a, V i ce Presi dent & Chief Fi nanci al Off i cer 
www.adrTinaffairs.umd.edu 

TheOfficeof the Vice Presidertfor Administrative Affairs and Chief Financial Officer is 
responsi bl e for the eff ecti ve management of the physi cal , f i seal , and staff support resources of the 
i nstitution. The office also provides campus safety and security, envi ronmertal health and safety, 
materi al s management, and other necessary support servi ces. Of parti cul ar i nterest to students are 
the community awareness and security programs offered by the Department of Publ ic Safety, the 
i nf ormati on and assi stance servi ces provi ded by the B ursar for concerns of students regardi ng 
uni versi ty bi 1 1 i ngs, and the campus 1 efforts rd ated to sustai nabi I i ty . 

Equity Council 

1119 M ai n Adrri ni strati on B ui I di ng 
301-405-6810 

Dr. Kumea Shorter-Gooden, Chief Diversity Officer and Assistant Vice President 
kshorter@umd.edu 
www.president.umd.edu/EqCo/ 
301-405-0805 

The Equity Counci I serves as an advi sory group to the Presi dent and supports the I ongstandi ng and 
continuous goal of the University of Maryland to bea national leader in recruiting and retaining a 
diverse community of faculty, staff and students. The counci I provides leadershi p i n the articulation 
and devd opmert of aff i rmati ve acti on pol i ci es and procedures for the campus communi ty . A 
parti cul ar focus of the Equity Counci I i s to revi ew and recommend, as appropri ate, search and 
sd ecti on pol icies and procedures for the university and its col leges and departments. The counci I 
consi sts of equity adrri ni strators from each V i ce Presi dent and Dean's off i ce and the Off i ce of the 
President. The Chief Diversity Officer serves as Chai r of the Counci I . 
Our website (www.president.umd.edu/EqCo/) has current list of equity adrri ni strators at the 
university. 

Office of Diversity Education and Compliance 

2411 Marie Mount Hall 

301-405-2838 

301-314-9992 



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Gloria J . Bouis, Executive Director 

gbouis@umd.edu 

www.odec.umd.edu 

The Office of Diversity Education and Compl iance(ODEC) has campus-wide responsi bi I ities related 
to diversity and equity and the U ni versity of M aryland. 

Rd ated to equity and compl i ance, ODEC i s responsi bl efor initiatingacti on and provi di ng servi ce i n 
compliance with institutional, state, and federal directives to provide equal education and 
employment opportunities for university students, faculty, and staff members. We also monitor the 
outcomes of acti ons taken i n thi s regard, reporti ng our f i ndi ngs to the Presi dent, the Campus Senate, 
and to the campus community at large We provide students, faculty, and staff with general 
i rformati on and trai ni ng on equity efforts and on the status of equity and compl i ance matters at the 
university (eg., sexual harassment prevention trai ni ng). Students, faculty, or staff havi ng a concern 
about possi ble i nequities or who requi re dispute resol ution services (eg., mediation, arbitration, etc.) 
i n educati onal or empl oymert matters, or who wi sh to regi ster a compl ai nt, may contact either the 
Campus Compl i ance Officer at 301-405-2839, or a member of the Campus 1 Equity Counci I (see 
Equity Counci I i n chapter 3). 

ODEC also advises and assists the President and the Provost i n the promotion of the university 
mission as it relates to multicultural ism and i ncl usion, broadly conceptual i zed (i .e, race (incl usi ve of 
color and creed); ethnicity; language national or geographic origin; socioeconomic class (inclusive 
of educational level, employment status, and familial configuration); sex and gender; gender identity 
and expression; sexual orientation; physical, developmental, and psychological ability; religious, 
spiritual, faith- based, or secular affiliation; age and generation; physical appearance, environmental 
concern; and, on the basi s of the exerci se of ri ghts secured by the F i rst A mendment) . M ore 
sped f i cal I y, we fad I i tate the bui I di ng of cooperati ve partnershi ps across campus among vari ous 
constituencies of students, faculty, and staff on these issues and are oriented toward the real ization of 
an i ncl usi ve, and therefore, aff i rrri ng envi ronmert for every citizen of the university community. 

To meet these equity and diversity goals, ODEC sponsors numerous i nitiati ves that promote 
i ntergroup rd ati onshi p bui I di ng, cultural competence, sexual harassment and hate cri mes 
preventi on, mul ti cul tural organi zati onal devd opment, and processes compl ai nts of di scri rri rati on 
and harassment foil owing procedures set forth in the University's Code on Equity, Diversity, and 
I ncl usi on (the compl ete text of thi s Code may be found i n chapter 10) . 

ODEC's efforts are di rected toward the devd opment of our students, faculty, and staff becorri ng 
pri nci pi ed I eaders, predi sposed to progressi ve acti on; becorri ng democrati c ci ti zens as outstandi ng 
inwhatthey do, as in who they are, with respect to thdr commitment to furthering the tenets of 
equi ty and j usti ce for al I . 



Office of the President 

1101 M ai n Adrri ni strati on B ui I di ng 
301-405-5803 
Wal I ace D . L oh, Presi dent 
www.president.umd.edu 

The presi dent is the chief executive officer of theUniversity of Maryland. Six vice presidents, who 
report to the presi dent, manage di ff erert di vi si ons of the campus adrri ni strati on. The Department of 



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I rtercol I egi ate Athl eti cs, and the M aryl and F i re and Rescue I nsti tute report to the Off i ce of the 
President. The University Senate, a representative legislative body of the university, advises the 
presi dent on acaderri c and other matters. 

Officeof Undergraduate Stucfes 

2110 Marie Mount Hall 
301-405-9363 

www.ugst.umd.edu 

Associate Provost and Dean: Donna B. Hamilton 

Di rector of Admi ni strati on and External Rd ati ore: Ashl ey Self ri dge 

Director of Development and Alumni Relations: Linda Piatt 

Associate Dean for General Education: Douglas Roberts 

Associate Dean: Robert Gai nes 

Assistant Deans: Deborah Reid Bryant, Lisa Kidy, Kathryn Robinson, Ann Smith 

Assi start to the Dean: M ark K uhn 

Through its many programs, the Off i ce of U ndergraduate Studi es serves al I undergraduate students 
at the University and the faculty and staff that support the undergraduate mission of the campus. The 
Off i ce of U ndergraduate Studi es i s the pri mary di vi si on at the U ni versi ty of M ary I and responsi bl e 
for I eadershi p and oversi ght of undergraduate curri cul ar and co-curri cul ar educati on. 

Student Affairs 

2108Mitchdl Building 

301-314-8428 

301-314-9606 

Linda M. Clement, Vice President 

www.studentaffai rs. umd.edu 

The Off i ce of the V i ce Presi dent for Student Aff ai rs provi des admi ni strati ve I eadershi p for 15 
departments whi ch oversee student I if e. The off i ce serves as a general poi nt of contact for students 
and thd r f ami I i es regardi ng housi ng, di ni ng, transportati on, recreati on, wd I ness and non-academi c 
student servi ces. I n addi ti on, the off i ce provi des support for the Seni or Counci I , Parents and F ami I y 
Affairs, and Orricron Ddta Kappa. 



University Relations 

2119 M ai n Admi ni strati on B ui I di ng 

301-405-4680 

Peter Wd I er, V i ce Presi dent 

www.urhome.umd.edu 

The Division of University Rd ati ore encompasses a variety of programs to advance the goals of the 

university by i ncreasi ng resources and support, enhanci ng awareness and affi nity, and strengtheni ng 

and devd opi ng rd ati onshi ps wi th the M aryl and f ami I y and the greater communi ty . U ni ts of thi s 

division include Devdopmert, Marketing and Communications, University of Maryland College 



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Park Foundation A drrini strati on, Special Events, and Alumni Relations. The recent] y completed 
Great Expectations campaign, which raised $1 billion in private support for university priorities 
such as schol arshi ps and facilities, was coordi nated by U ni versi ty Rd ati ore. 

We are proud to promote and carry out the val ues of excel I ence, communi cati on and col I aborati on as 
we i nteract with our constituents, both i nternal and external to the university. 



University Senate 

1100 Marie Mount Hal I 
301-405-5805 
www.senate.umd.edu 

The U ni versity Senate, an i ntegral part of the U ni versity's system of shared governance, has 
representation from all segments of the campus community: faculty, staff, undergraduate students, 
and graduate students. Parti ci pati on i n the Senate or any of its 12 Standi ng Committees i s an honor 
and a responsibility. 

The f ul I Senate meets approxi matd y ni ne ti mes a year to consi der matters of concern to the 
i nsti tuti on, i ncl udi ng acaderri c i ssues, uni versi ty pol i ci es, pi ans of organi zati on, faciliti es, and the 
wdf are of faculty, staff, and students. The Senate advi ses the presi dent, the chancd I or, or the Board 
of Regents as appropriate. To become an undergraduate student senator, students must be dected by 
students i n thd r col I ege or school or the Off i ce of U ndergraduate Studi es i n central i zed, onl i ne 
d ecti ons. E I ecti ore are hd d every year duri ng the spri ng semester. A 1 1 students are al so encouraged 
to parti ci pate i n Senate Standi ng Committees, such as Student Aff ai rs and Campus Affai rs. These 
committees draw membershi p from the campus community at I arge and cover every aspect of 
campus I if e and f uncti on. Detai I s about the d ecti on and committee vol unteer processes can be found 
atwww.senate.umd.edu. 



STUDENT PROGRAMS AND SERVICES 

Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life 

Stamp Student U ni on 

301-314-DESK 

www.thestamp.umd.edu 

TheAddeH. Stamp Student Uni on- Center for Carrpus Life is the uni veraty's "community 
center." More than 25,000 students, faculty, staff members, and campus guests visit the Stamp daily 
to take advantage of its servi ces, programs, and f aci I iti es. Our rri ssi on i s to create and sustai n a 
student-centered envi ronment that promotes academi c success and personal devd opmert; serves as 
a safe and i nviti ng campus center; and is characterized by a strong commitment to multicultural ism 
excd I ence, and a posi ti ve work envi ronment. 



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The Stamp offers I ounge space, a vari ety of i nf ormati on servi ces, recreati on and I ei sure acti vi ti es, 
student-sponsored programs, visual arts, retail outiets, and more than 40,000 square feet of 
reservable space. 

I nfor m ation Services 

• I nf ormati on Center I ocated on the f i rst f I oor, 301-314-DESK 

• Bui led n boards located throughout the bui Idi ng 

• D i spl ay showcases I ocated throughout the bui I di ng 

Recreation and Leisure 

• TerpZone, including full -service bowling lanes, "Cosmic Bowling," billiard tables, video 
games, and three big-screen TVs, 301-314-BOWL 

Student-Sponsored Programs 

• Student Entertai nment Events (SEE), a student-di rected program board whose committees 
plan games, tournaments, concerts, lectures, outdoor recreation trips, 301-314-8359 

• Graduate Student Government, 301-314-8630 

Art and Learning Center, 3QL-314-ARTS 

• A rt and Learni ng Center, a vi sual arts work and teachi ng center, offeri ng rri ni -courses and arts 
services 

• Stamp Gallery, I ocated on the first floor 

Food and Retail Outlets 

• Capital One Bank, 301-864-8722 

• University Book Center (basement level), 301-314-BOOK 

• Food Services: Maryland Food Co-op (301-314-8089), Saladworks (301-314-0947), Taco Bell 
(301-314-6569), McDonald's (301-314-1489), Adde's Restaurant (301-314-8022), Coffee Bar 
(301-314-CAFE), Panda Express (301-314-6111), Sbarros (301-314-4105), Sushi by Panda 
(301-314-6111), Chick-Fil-A (301-314-6568), Subway (301-266-7827), Moby Dick 
(301-405-6531), Auntie Anne's (301-314-6569) 

• Terrapi n Shi ppi ng and M ai I i ng, a f ul I -servi ce postal and packagi ng faci I ity, 301-314-9982 

• Ticket Office, offering campus performance tickets, 301-314-TKTS 

• Union Shop 301-314-7467, featuring snacks, sodas, newspapers, and magazines 

• Terrapi n Technol ogy Store, offeri ng di scounted computers, software, i Pods and i Pads, 
301-314-7000 

Reservable Space 

The Stamp offers meeti ng rooms that accommodate groups from 8 to 1,000 peopl e For reservati ons, 
or cateri ng i nf ormati on, contact the Stamp Reservati on Off i ce, 301-314-8488. 

AdeleH. Stamp Student Union -Center for Campus Life Hours 

The Stamp is open M onday through Thursday, 7 am to midnight; Friday, 7 am to 1:30 am; 
Saturday, 8 am to 1:30 am, and Sunday, 11 am to midnight. 

See other A del e H . Stamp Student U ni on - Center for Campus L i f e H ours off i ces and servi ces 
d sewhere i n Chapter 3 

Community Service- Learning Office 
Campus Programs 



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M ultj cultural I nvol vement and Community Advocacy 
Religious Programs 

Alumni Association 

Samuel RiggslV Alumni Center 

301-405-4678 

alumni@umd.edu 

www.al urmi .umd.edu 

800-336-8627 

The University of Maryland Alumni Association isa nonprofit, membership organization for alumni 
of the University of Maryland, College Park. By taking traditional and innovative approaches to 
al urmi programrri ng, the al umni associ ationfills many purposes, i ncl udi ng the needs of students. 

The al urmi associ ati on supports prof essi onal devd opment programs to prepare students f or I if e i n 
the " real worl d" , such as the popul ar Eti quette Di nner. Students can appl y to be a part of the al umni 
associ ati on's student ambassador organi zati on, Carapace, whi ch assi sts the al urmi associ ati on wi th 
pi anni ng more than 60 programs per year. Students may al so appl y for schol arshi ps through the 
M aryl and A I urmi A ssoci ati on Schol arshi p Program 

N ew graduates recei ve a one-year compl i mentary membershi p i n the al umni associ ati on that 
i ncl udes its f ul I range of benefits. Y ears two and three after graduati on are offered at a di scounted 
rate of $25 per year. The al urmi associ ati on al so offers graduates access to the onl i ne al umni 
community, a free onl i ne networki ng tool al I owi ng graduates to connect with M aryl and al urmi and 
friends based on shared interests, common acquaintances, professions, locations and more. Upon 
graduati on, the al urmi associ ati on i nvi tes new graduates to appl y to j oi n i ts Y oung A I urmi 
Comrri ttee, whi ch provi des acti vi ti es for al urmi who have graduated i n the I ast 10 years. 

I n additi on to student programmi ng, the al urmi associ ati on honors al umni who have di sti ngui shed 
themselves professionally and personally through the University of Maryland Alumni Association 
Hal I of Fame and Annual Awards Gala. It provides special programs and services, such as consumer 
di scounts, that benefit al I al urmi . 1 1 promotes conti nui ng educati on through its cultural serri nars and 
i nternati onal travel program M ost of al I , the al umni associ ati on seeks to bui I d the Terrapi n spi rit by 
currerti y supporti ng over 50 al urmi cl ubs and acaderri c chapters throughout the country and the 
world. 

The al urmi associ ati on has 30 staff members, i s governed by a board of al urmi vol unteers and i s 
supported by counti ess other al urmi vol unteers around the worl d. 

Book Center 

Stamp Student Union, lower level 

301-314-BOOK 

www. umcp. bncol I ege.com 

The University Book Center, operated by Barnes & Noble, istheofficial bookstore for the 
University of Maryland. The Book Center is the only storethat carries textbooks for all of your 
classes. The store has a large selection of usect cfgtal, and rental tedtooksthat are avai lable i n 
many courses. General -interest books, literature, technical books, and best sellers can be found on 
the I ower I evd of the store. The Book Center al so carri es a wi de sd ecti on of school suppl i es, and 



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i mpri rted sportswear and rd ated items. The Book Center website i s www. shopterp. com . 
The Book Center is open: 



Monday - Thursday 9:00 am - 7:00 pm 
Friday 9:00 am - 6:00 pm 

Saturday 11: 00 am - 4: 00 pm* 

Sunday 12: 00 pm - 4: 00 pm 

* Additional hours for special events. 

Campus Recreation Services 

1115 Eppley Recreation Center 
301-405-PLAY (Information) 
301-314-5454 (Rec-Check) 
www.crs.umd.edu 

Campus Recreation Services (CRS) offers a wide variety of recreation programs 
including aquatics, fitness programs, informal recreation, intramural sports, non-credit 
i nstruction, outdoor recreation, and sport d ubs. CRS also has some of tine most 
advanced recreation, sports, and fitness facilities inthe nation. The CRS fad I ities 
include the Eppley Recreation Center (ERC), Ritchie Coliseum Reckord Armory, 
Cole Field House and the weight and fitness areas i n the School of Publ ic Health 
(SPH) building. 

The Eppley Recreation Center offers exceptional aquatic fad I ities. The Natatori um 
(indoor pool) consists of two pools; a 50 meter Olympic sized pool andashallow, 
i nstructional pool . The Outdoor Aquatic Center houses a 25 yard by 25 meter 
recreational pool and asplash pool. TheCRS aquatic program also offers quality 
i nstructi on i n I if eguard trai ni ng, pool operati ons, water safety i nd udi ng group and 
pri vate/semi - pri vate swi m I essons. 

CRS offers a wide variety of fitness programs i nd udi ng cardioboxi ng, cycl i ng, yogaf it, 
and zumba. C RS I nf ormal Recreati on programs al I ow students to enj oy the r f avori te 
activity at the r lei sure, whether it is using cardiovascular equipment, lifting we ghts, 
jogging, or playing racquetbal I, volleyball, basketball or wallyball. CRS has weight 
rooms and fitness centers located in the ERC, Ritchie Coliseum and SPH. The fitness 
centers feature stai rd i mbers, bi kes, rowers, total body conditi oners, arc trai ners, and 
treadmi 1 1 s. We ght rooms have a vari ety of f ree- wa ghts and wei ght machi nes. 
Students I ooki ng to pi ay team or i ndi vi dual sports or take part i n sped al sporti ng 
events have the opportunity to parti ci pate i n the CRS I ntramural Sports or Sport CI ub 
programs. I n the I ntramural Sports program students can parti ci pate year- round i n 
team sports such as basketbal I , f ootbal I , and soccer. I ndi vi dual and dual sports i nd ude 



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golf, racquetrjal I, and many more. I ntramural sports are structured activities that are 
open to al I students, faculty and staff from the campus community. Parti ci pants can 
select their own level of competition and play in either men's, women's, grad/fac/staff 
or co-ed leagues. 

The Sport CI ub program offers students the opportunity to parti ci pate i n competitive 
sport acti vi ti es, I earn new ski 1 1 s, and enj oy the recreati onal and soci al f el I owshi p 
deri ved from sports i nvol vement. Sport C I ubs are student- 1 ead organi zati ons that may 
be oriented toward competition, teachi ng, recreation, or any combi nation of these. 
There are 45 SportClubs, including Ball room Dance, Lacrosse, Black Belt, Wushu, 
and Soccer. 

The M aryl and Adventure Program ( M A P) i s I ocated i n the northwest comer of the 
E ppl ey Recreati on Center. MAP offers outdoor adventures and clinics throughout the 
year. Take a backpacki ng tri p, learn how to rock cl i mb, or try white-water kayaki ng. 
The C I i mbi ng Wal I and C hal I enge Course are two features of M A P where students 
may chal I enge themsel ves both physi cal I y and mental I y, i ncreasi ng i nterpersonal ski 1 1 s 
and sel f -conf i dence M A P al so has a resource I i brary for pi anni ng your own tri ps and 
equipment rentals. 

The Campus Bi ke Shop is a one-of-a-ki nd bi ke shop. All services are F REE . I n true 
Dl Y fashion the mechanics on staff wi 1 1 teach you how to fix your bi ke, or you can do 
it yourself with our tools. The Bike Shop isconvenientiy located in Cole Field House 
on the north end, lower level - near the tunnel entrance. 

Department of Fraternity and Sorority L ife 

1110 Stamp Student U ni on 
301-314-7172 
301-314-9393 
Di rector: M att Suppl e 
www.greek.umd.edu 

Office Hours: Monday- Friday. 8:30 am - 5:00 p.m 

The Department of Fraternity and Sorority Life oversees al I recognized social and community 
servi ce- based f raterniti es and sororiti es. Staff withi n the department provi de advi si ng and support 
for the chapter members, the r I eadershi p, and the I eadershi p of four student governi ng counci I s: the 
I nterfraternity Council (IFC), the Panhel I enic Association (PHA), the National Pan- Hd I enic Council 
(NPHC) and the United Greek Counci I (UGC). The department also manages the 21 
university-owned fraternity and sorority houses and provides resources for the off -campus fraternity 
and sorority houses. 

Dining Services 

1109 South Campus Di ni ng Hal I 
Di ni ng PI ans: 301-314-8069 
Terrapin Express: 301-314-8068 
Student Employment: 301-314-8058 



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urrfood@umd.edu 
dining.umd.edu 

The U ni versity of M aryl and offers one of the ten I argest self-operated and self -supported di ni ng 
servi ces programs i n the country. Two a I a carte dining halls are open from 7: 30 a. m unti I nri dni ght 
on most weekdays and duri ng the day on weekends. A n al I -you-care-to-eat di ni ng hal I serves di nner 
M onday through Friday. Convenience Shops i n resident communities are open long hours (the 24 
Shop, i n the Denton Community, i s open around the cl ock! ) . Caf ® tucked i n acadenri c buildi ngs and 
have hours of operati on that meet the needs of those f aci I ities. 

The two a I a carte di ni ng hal I s feature a total of 21 cul i nary stati ore servi ng bui I d-your-own pasta, 
stuffed-to-order burritos, custom-made hot and cold del i sandwiches and wraps, self -serve and 
sped al I y-assembl ed sal ads, rati sseri e chi cken wi th heal thy homemade si de di shes, and cl assi c 
I unches and di nners. Students wi 1 1 f i nd i nternati onal I y therred shops, bakeri es and i ce cream shops, 
a vegan stati on, and M ongol i an gri 1 1 s. 

251 North offers al I -you-care-to-eat di ni ng, encourages you to experi mart with new food and serves 
up many of your f avori te di shes. Si tuated i n the Denton Communi ty, 251 N orth features f i ve therred 
eateri es set i n a wd corn ng di ni ng room with smal I tabl es, cocktai I tabl es, banquettes, and counter 
seati ng. 251 N orth i s a cul i nary and sod al center for the campus, provi di ng a del i ci ous di ni ng 
experi ence and enhanci ng the I if e of the community. 

Two restaurants, fourteen caf® and six convenience shops are scattered across campus. For a 
compl ete I i st of di ni ng I ocati ons, hours, and general i nf ormati on vi si t di ni ng. umd. edu. We wd come 
students, faculty, staff and visitors i nto al I of our locations across campus. 

Resident Dining Plans 

Resi dent di ni ng pi ans contai n three accounts: 251 N orth M eal s, Resi dent Poi nts, and Terp B ucks. 

Each 251 North Meal allows you one-time access to this all -you-care-to-eat facility. Dining Plans for 
students on the north si de of campus i nd ude one M eal per week. Di ni ng PI ans for students on the 
south si de of campus i nd ude four M eal s per semester. The number of Poi nts i s adj usted to provi de 
equi val ent di ni ng for al I resi dent di ni ng pi ans. 

Resident Poi nts are used i n two a la carte di ni ng hal Is, and Terp Bucks add the option of di ni ng i n 
most of the cafes and conveni ence shops on campus. There are enough Poi nts arid B ucks i nd uded i n 
the di ni ng plan to purchase approxi matdy 14 complete meal packages (eal led Val ue M eals) every 
week. These di ni ng hal I s are open breakfast, I unch, di nner, and I ate ni ght. E nj oy a I i ght snack, a 
qui ck meal to go, a f ul I di nner, or bri ng guests for a feast - i ts al I up to you ! A s a bonus, A dd e's 
Restaurant i n the Stamp accepts Poi nts for di nner M onday through Thursday. 

Access M eal s, Poi nts, and B ucks usi ng your U M I D card. Y our pi cture i s on the front and you must 
be present every ti me the card i s used. Check recent transacti ons and bal ances onl i ne 24/7 or ask for 
a reed pt showi ng your bal ance after any transacti on. 

Our goal i s to provi de popul ar and nutriti ous food i n a wd conri ng setrj ng every day. We are 
confident that you wi 1 1 be i impressed by the qual ity and sdection avai lable i n di ni ng locations across 
campus. 

The Stamp Add-On Dining Plan 

Resi dents students can expand thd r on-campus di ni ng opti ons with an Add-On Di ni ng PI an. Thi s 
plan is accepted at quick service locations i n the Stamp that do not accept Poi nts or Bucks and at al I 
di ni ng I ocati ons on campus. For detai I s go to di ni ng. umd.edu/ 



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The Apartment Dining Plan 

Apartment PI an offers three benefits to students not I i virgin traditional on-campus housing, l)The 
ability to di ne on campus and shop i n campus conveni ence stores usi ng the U M ID card. 2) The 
conveni ence of payi ng through the B ursar's Off i ce. The A partment PI an can be i ncl uded i n your 
Terp Payment PI an or can be pai d for usi ng f i nanci al ai d or schol arshi p money. 3) The security that 
if the UM ID card is lost, the account can be frozen and then attached to the replacement UM I D 
card. A partment PI an poi nts rol I over from f al I to spri ng semester. For detai I s see our web site. 
Terrapin Express 

Terrapi n Express i s an opti onal pre-pai d debit account you can attach to your U M I D card. 1 1 i s not 
part of a di ni ng pi an: itcs so much more! I f you have a resi dent di ni ng pi an, Terrapi n Express 
expands your ability to purchase goods and servi ces on campus: everywhere that accepts cash on 
campus accepts Terrapi n Express. Students I i vi ng i n campus apartments or off-campus can access 
on-campus food, goods and services. See di ni ng.umd.edu for parti ci pati ng di ni ng and non-di ni ng 
I ocati ore and to enrol I i n Terrapi n Express. 



E ngagement and Activities 

0110 Add e H . Stamp Student U ni on - Center for Campus L if e 

301-314-7174 

www.thestamp.umd.edu 

The mission of Engagement and Activities areas is to support and complement the university's 
acaderri c nri ssi on and to enhance the educati onal experi ence of students through exposure and 
parti ci pati on i n soci al , cul tural , recreati onal , I eadershi p, i ntd I ectual , and governance acti vi ti es. 

Student Organization Resource Center. Registers all student organizations at the university and 
provi des an onl i ne di rectory of more than 850 groups. Organi zati on support servi ces i ncl udes: 
accounti ng assi stance, advi sors 1 workshops, I eadershi p trai ni ng programs for organi zati on I eaders, 
i nvol vement sessi ons offered for cl asses and semester ori entati ons are some of the ways 
i nvol vement is nurtured for organizations and i ndivi duals. I n addition, First Look Fai r and Stampfest 
are I arge-scal e i nvol vement f ai rs hd d at the begi nni ng of each semester to showcase the student 
groups and organizations. 

Organization Advi si ng. M aj or student groups such as the Student Government A ssoci ati on, 
Graduate Student Government, Peer Leadership Council, TerpVets, the Homecoming Committee, 
and Student E ntertai nment Events reed ve di rect advi si ng from E ngagement and A cti vi ti es staff. 
Other student groups can al so obtai n hd p by request. Assi stance i n programmi ng, securi ng a faculty 
advi sor, off i cer transi ti ons, and efforts to create a new organi zati on i s avai I abl e 

Programsand Leisure Learning Opportunities. Staff mentors student volunteers and leaders to 
provi de opti ons for out of cl ass engagement through recreati onal opti ons that i ncl udes: the A rt and 
Learni ng Center (offeri ng non-credit courses), the Stamp Gal lery (featuri ng regular displays of the 
visual arts), the TerpZone (bowling, billiards, and more), as wd I as Stamp Special Events and 
Programs. 

E ngagement Area Staff members work di recti y wi th some di sti net and growi ng student 
consrjtuenci es on campus. These popul ati ons have varyi ng characteri sti cs and needs that can differ 
from the traditional undergraduate student. These areas include Graduate Student Life, Veteran 
Student L ife> Off-Campus Student L ife> Transfer 2 Terp (a I earni ng community program for 
I ocal community col I ege transfers), and the Memorial C hapel and its aff i I i ated 14 chapl ai nci es 1 



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work i n spi ritual diversity. Students are engaged and i integrated i nto the campus community through 
soci al , educati onal , and outreach programs to assi st i n the transi ti on to col I egi ate I i f e. 



Housing Resident Life 

1102 Annapolis Hall 
301-314-2100 
reslife@umd.edu 
www.reslife.umd.edu 

The Department of Resident Life is responsible for management of the residence halls as well as the 
cultural, educational, recreational and social programs and activities for residential students. 

Whi le I i vi ng i n a M aryland residence hal I is not requi red, ni ne of every ten students i n M aryland's 
freshman cl ass make the choi ce to I i ve on campus. M ore than 90 prof essi onal and graduate staff and 
over 400 undergraduate student empl oyees meet the needs of resi dent students. 

There are rooms for approxi matd y 8,900 undergraduate students i n 37 resi dence hal I s. Three 
di ff erert sty I es of I i vi ng are avai I abl e to campus resi dents: tradi ti onal halls, sui tes, and apartments. 
Withi n traditional housi ng, where most f i rst-year residents I i ve, si ngle, double, tri pie and quadruple 
room occupancy exi sts. Our rati onal I y accl ai med I i vi ng- 1 earni ng programs i ncl ude B eyorid the 
Classroom CIVICUS, Col lege Park Scholars, Digital Cultures and Creativity, Entrepreneurshipand 
Innovation, FLEXUS:TheDr. M ari lyn B erman Pol I are 1 Women in Engineering Living & Learning 
Community, Gemstone, Global Communities, HinmanCEOs, Honors Humanities, Integrated Life 
Sciences, J imenez- Porter Writers' House, Language House, University Honors, and the Virtus 
E ngi neeri ng Program A 1 1 of these programs add to the di versi ty of on-campus housi ng opti ons. A 1 1 
rooms have a cabl e and data j ack for each student. One td ephone j ack i s provi ded i n each room. 

F i rst-ti me freshmen are guaranteed on-campus housi ng provi ded they compl ete thd r E nrol I mart 
Confi rmation and Housi ng and Di ni ng Services Agreement along with the $400 enrol I mart deposit, 
by May 1. Transfer students whowantto live on campus should complete these items as wdl and 
wi 1 1 be al lotted housi ng on a space avai lable basis. No housi ng reservation deposit is requi red. 



Leadership and Community Service-Learning 

0110 Add e H . Stamp Student U ni on - Center for Campus L if e 

301-314-8494 

www.thestamp. umd.edu/l csl 

Leadership & Community Service- Learning (LCSL) promotes positive social change through 
transformative learni ng and community engagement. Through our val ues (col lecti ve approach, 
soci al responsi bi I ity, pri nci pi ed practi ce, critical i nqui ry, and engaged schol arshi p), we work with 
students, staff, f acul ty, and communi ty members to achi eve our vi si on of a soci al I y j ust worl d. 

Co-C utricular Leadership Programs 

Out-of -classroom leadershi p conference, i nstitutes, retreats, and programs focused on teachi ng 
leadershi p for social change The program recognizes leadershi p as an abi I ity that can be da/doped 



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i n al I peopl e, openi ng doors for i ndi vi dual growth and sod al change. Si gnature programs i ncl ude the 
Peer Leadership Council (PLC), The Terrapin Leadership Institute (TL I), O.N. E. UMD Student 
Organization Leadership Conference, the Maryland Leadership Conference, and Turtle Camp. 

C utricular Leadership 

Curri cul ar offeri ngs i ncl ude credit- beari ng coursework coveri ng a range of topi cs i ncl udi ng 
I eadershi p theory and practi ce, I eadershi p ethi cs, di versi ty in I eadershi p, and group and 
organi zati onal processes. Courses on I eadershi p and i denti ty and other sped al topi cs are al so 
avai I abl e. Students may al so pursue a M i nor i n L eadershi p Studi es, offered through the Department 
of Counseling, Higher Education, and Special Education in the Col lege of Education. 

Other curri cul ar programs i ncl ude onl i ne resources for f acul ty to support servi ce- 1 earni ng i ni ti ati ves 
i n the d assroom i ncl udi ng a faculty f d I ow program to enhance servi ce- 1 earni ng across curri cul urns. 



America Reads*America Counts (AR* AC) 

I n col I aborati on with the Pri nee George's County Publ i c School system A meri ca Reads* A meri ca 
Counts (A R* A C ) provi des hi gh qual i ty mentori ng i n I ocal school s that enri ches I earni ng 
opportuni ti es for both col I ege and d ementary school students. A pproxi matd y 200 M ary I and federal 
work-study, vol unteer, and i ntern students serve as readi ng and math mentors and work with 
f ami I i es on I iteracy i n 18 Pri nee George's County d ementary school s. The three core mentori ng 
programs are A meri ca Reads (1 st and 2 r| d graders, worki ng on readi ng and writing skills), A meri ca 
Counts (4th graders, worki ng on math ski 1 1 s), and Partners i n Pri nt (worki ng with Spani sh-speaki ng 
f ami I i es on techni ques to encourage readi ng at home) . 

Local Community Service-Learning 

Community Servi ce-L earni ng programs engage students on campus i n meani ngf ul servi ce- 1 earni ng 
with the I ocal community through resources, programs, and events. We seek to expl ore the 
compl exiti es of sod al i ssues, encourage critical thi nki ng, and take acti on to address community 
needs and bui I d upon community assets. Si gnature programs i ncl ude Terps for Change, TerpCorpso 
Terp Servi ce Days and Terp Servi ce Weekends, M -Pact (a support system for the I eaders of student 
service organizations), UM Serves (a listserv for volunteer opportunity), and Servi ceLink (a 
community partner database). 

I mmersion Experiences & Alternative Breaks 

The Alternative Breaks (AB) program engages students in substance free, short-term 

servi ce- 1 earni ng experi ences. Student parti ci pants travd I ocal I y, rati onal I y, and i nternati onal I y i n 

teams duri ng the uni versi tycs wi nter, spri ng, and summer breaks to engage i n acti ve servi ce, gai n 

new perspectives on social issues, meet di rect community needs and bui Id upon community assets. 

A B experi ences expl ore sod al i ssues i ncl udi ng di saster rd i ef , envi ronmental restorati on, 

i mnri grati on, H I V/A I DS, educati on, homd essness, and heal thcare U M D A I ternati ve B reaks mai n 

goal i s to devd op gl oral I y-consci ous ci ti zens who are transform ng communi ti es for good. 

Opportuni ti es to be i nvol ved i ncl ude servi ng as tri p parti ci pants, tri p I eaders, i nterns and 

staff/faculty advisors. 

National Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs (NCLP)i vwwv.ndp.umd.edu 

TheNational Clearinghouse for Leadership Programs (NCLP), through the devd opment of cutting 
edge resources, i nf ormati on shari ng, and symposi a, supports I eadershi p devd opment i n col I ege 



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students by servi ng as a central source of prof essi onal devd opmert for I eadershi p educators across 
theglobe. H oused at the U ni versity of Mary land si nee its creation in the 1990s, NCLP works to 
connect I eadershi p educators to one another and support those devd opi ng I eadershi p programs on 
thd r own campuses. N C L P i s known worl d- wi de for promoti ng the Sod al C hange M odd of 
L eadershi p Devd opmert. 

M ulticultural I nvol vement and C ommunity Advocacy 

1120 Stamp Student U ni on 
301-314-8600 
rnica-contact@umd.edu 

The Multicultural I nvol vement and Community Advocacy Office (MICA), is a unit within the Adde 
H. Stamp Student Union- Center for Campus Life and the Division of Student Affairs. Insupport 
of the uni versi ty 's comrri tment to di versi ty, mul ti cul tural i sm, and sod al j usti ce, we advance a 
purposeful campus d i mate that capi tal i zes on the educati onal benef i ts of di versi ty, through 
student-centered advising, advocacy, programs, research, and practices. We encourage student 
i nvol vement and engagement i n the campus and community. M I CA serves al I students and seeks to 
empower them through education on issues of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, 
gender expressi on, rd i gi on and thd r i ntersecti ore. A 1 1 of the acti vi ti es, programs, servi ces and 
research of MICA stri vetowards meeting the common outcome of devd oping "good citizens" and 
committed leaders. 

Nyumburu Cultural Center 

Campus Drive 
301-314-7758 
301-314-0383 (fax) 
www.nyurnburu.umd.edu 

The Nyumburu Cultural Center has served as a maj or resource of cultural , hi stori cal , and sod al 
programming at the Uni versity of Maryland, Col lege Park for forty-two years. The Center works 
closdy with student, faculty, and community organizations. The Nyumburu Cultural Center offers a 
vari ety of sod o-cultural , musi cal , educati onal and artistic programs to the campus community. The 
nature of the diverse programmi ng and activities is based on the African American, African, and 
Cari bbean Di aspora experi ence(s) . Nyumburu i s home of the M aryl and Gospd Choi r, Shades of 
Harlem (performing arts ensemble), The Black Explosion Newspaper, Male Spokesmodd 
Competition, M iss Unity Scholarship Pageant, J ukej oint, Gospel Happy Hour, Leadership Series, 
Nyumburu J azz Club, Kwanzaa Cdebration, Cultural Dinner during Black History Month, 
Literature Conference, Homecoming Alumni Tailgate, Annual Talent Showcase, Annual Student 
Awards Banquet, Black Male I nitiative (BM I ) Program and Sisterhood of Unity and Love (SOUL). 

N yumburu's staff are advi sors to many campus student organi zati ons: B I ack Student U ni on, Af ri can 
Student Association (ASA), The Maryland Gospd Choir, The Black Explosion Newspaper, Sigma 
Gamma R ho sorority I nc, Ddta Sigma Theta Inc., Alpha Nu Omega Sorority Inc., and Dimensions 
M odd i ng Group to name a few. 

Nyumburu presents Bl ues, J azz, and Gospd music concerts as wd I as academic courses i n Creative 
Writing (ENGL278C), Blues(AASP298V) andjazz (AASP298Z) for three credits each. Maryland 



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Gospel Choi rstudents earn l-credit(MUSC329E), and students who take EDCP108N, College and 
Career Advancement earn 1-credit. 

During the summer, Nyumburu sponsors a Summer Camp Program for students from the ageof five 
to sixteen. Through this dynamic eight week program opportunities for youth to explore academic, 
arti sti c, and athletic i nterests i n a rd axed and creati ve envi ronment are provi ded. Camp Shul e was 
establ i shed to provi de the chi I dren of M aryl and f acul ty/staff and I ocal youth wi th a di verse 
educational experience. 

The M ultj purpose Room Conference Rooms, Computer Labs, and the Nyumburu Amphitheatre of 
the Nyumburu Cultural Center are open to the students, faculty and staff of the U ni versity of 
M aryl and . Room reservati ons are al so avai I abl e at a norri nal cost for departmental and off-campus 
events and programs. Come i n and i nteract wi th us, meet other students and make your i deas and 
wishesknown. Our staff goal is to make Nyumburu a cultural centerthatis, "Your Home A way 
from Home." 

Off-Campus Housing Services 

1110 Stamp Student Union 
301-314-3645 
301-314-9874 
www.och.umd.edu 

The Off-Campus H ousi ng Servi ces Off i ce provi des i nf ormati on and resources about housi ng and 
off-campus I i vi ng. Resources avai I abl e onl i ne i ncl ude OC H 101 a searchabl e housi ng database 
I i sti ng avai I abl e rental properti es i n the area; Roommate F i nder, another web- based database where 
students create a prof i I e and search for others with si rri I ar housi ng needs and i nterests; as wd I as an 
extensive array of educational materials. For assistance in locating housing, please visit 
www.och.unxl.edu or contact our office 

Office of Student Conduct 

2118Mitchdl Building 

301-314-8204 

301-314-9533 

Director: Andrea Goodwin, Ph.D. 

studentconduct@umd.edu 

www.studentconduct. umd.edu 

The rri ssi on of the Off i ce of Student Conduct i s to resol ve al I egati ons of rri sconduct under the Code 
of Student Conduct and the Code of Acaderri c I ntegr i ty i n a manner consi stent wi th the core val ues 
of f ai rness, honesty, and i ntegri ty, whi I e promoti ng the U ni versi ty 's educati onal rri ssi on. E nhanci ng 
thedevdopmertof character, civility, citizenship, irdividual/community responsibility, and ethics is 
essential to this rri ssi on. U ni versi ty students play a significant role in considering the behavior of 
thd r peers and are asked to assume positions of responsi bility as members of the university's student 
j udi ci ary. The f ol I owi ng tenets gui de thi s rri ssi on: 

• To regard each student as an i ndi vidual deservi ng of i ndi vidual attention, consideration, and 
respect. 

• To consi der the facts f ul I y and careful I y before resol vi ng any case. 



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• To speak candidly and honestiy with each student. 

• To hoi d each student to a hi gh standard of behavi or, both to protect the campus community, 
and to promote student ethi cal devd opment. 

• To recognize the reality of human fallibility, as well as the stresses associated with collegiate 
I ife, and to demonstrate compassion, understandi ng, and a sense of humor. 

• To contribute to the educational mission of the University by designing policies, conducting 
programs, and off eri ng i nstructi on that contri bute to the i ntd I ectual and ethi cal devd opment 
of the enti re student body. 

General Statement of Student Responsibility. Students are expected to conduct themsdves at al I 
times in a manner consistent with the University responsibility of protecting the safety, wdfare, 
ri ghts, and property of al I members of the campus community as wd I as ensuri ng to al I members of 
the campus communi ty the opportuni ty to pursue thd r educati onal obj ecti ves. A ccordi ng to Senate 
Doc. Na 12- 13- 26 the Code of Student Conduct Expansion of J urisdiction approved by President 
Wallace D. Loh on May 9, 2013, [V-1.00(B) University of Maryland Code of Student Conduct Part 
9(c)] expanded the Universitycsj uri sdicti on to include student conduct which occurs off-campus as 
a means to enhance the safety and security of students living both on- and off-campus Specific 
expectarj ore for student conduct are outi i ned i n the Code of Student Conduct and the Code of 
Academe I ntegrity (See www. presi dent. umd.edu/pol i ci es/ ) . 

Disciplinary Procedures. Students accused of violating university regulations are accorded 
fundamental due process i n di sci pi i nary proceedi ngs. Formal rul es of evi dence, however, shal I not 
be appl i cabl e, nor shal I devi ati ore from prescri bed procedures necessari I y i nval i date a deci si on or 
proceedi ng unl ess si gni f i cant prej udi ce to one of the parti es may resul t U ni versi ty procedures are 
outi i ned i n the Code of Student Conduct and Code of Acaderri c I ntegrity suppl emented by materi al s 
provi ded by the Off i ce of Student Conduct to assi st students who are f aci ng accusati ons of 
misconduct. 



Rdigous Pro-ams 

1101 Memorial Chapd 
301-314-9866 

chapd@umd.edu 
www.chapd .umd.edu 



The f ol I owi ng chapl ai ns and thd r servi ces are avai I abl e 

Baptist 

M rs. J essi ca Senasack 2120 M emori al C hapd 

301-405-8443 
jessbcm@umd.edu 



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Black Ministries 

Rev. Dr. Ruby Moone 



1112 Memorial Chapel 
301-405-8445 
Rrmoone2@aol .com 



Christian Science 

Mr. Bob Snyder 



2118 Memorial Chapel 

301-474-0403 

rsnyder@umd.edu 



Church of J esusChrist of Latter Day Saints (Mormon) 

(Mormon) 



Mr. Dennis Monson 



7601 M owatt Lane, Col lege Park 

301-422-7570 

monsondb@l dschurch.org 



Orthodox 

Rev. K osmas K aravd I as 



2747 Riva Road 

Annapolis, MD 21401 

410-573-2072 

f atnerkosmas@schgochurch. org 



E piscopal/AngJ ican 

Rev. OtisGaddis 



2116 Memorial Chapel 
301-405-8453 

ogaddis@umd.edu 



Hindu 

Ms. KiranSankhla 



2112 Memorial Chapel 

240-731-6886 

murari s2002@yahoo.com 



Jewish-Hilld 

Rabbi Ari Israel 



H i 1 1 d J ewi sh Student Center 



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7612 Mowatt Lane, College Park 

301-422-6200 

ai srad @maryl andhi 1 1 d .org 



Js/uish-Chabad 

Rabbi Eli Backman 



Chabad J ewi sh Student Center 
7403 H opki ns A ve , Col I ege Park 
301-277-2994 
chabad@umd.edu 



Lutheran 

Rev. Raymond Ranker 



2103 Memorial Chapel 

301-405-8448 

lutneran@umd.edu 



Muslim 

Mr. Tarif Shraim 



2118 Memorial Chapel 

240-671-9321 

tshrai m@gmai I .com 



Roman Catholic 

Fr. Rob Walsh 



Cathol i c Student Center 

4141 Guilford Rd., Col I ege Park 

301-864-6223 

f rrob@cathol i cterps.org 



United Campus Ministry 

(Presbyterian, Disci pies of Christ United Church of Christ) 
Rev. Holly Ulmer 



2101 Memorial Chapel 
301-405-8450 

ulmer@umd.edu 



United Methodist 

Rachel Birkhahn- Rommel f anger 



2102 Memorial Chapel 
301-405-8451 



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rachdbr@umd.edu 



Transportation Services 

Regents Drive Garage 
301-314-PARK (X47275) 
transportati on@umd.edu 
www.transportation.umd.edu 
301-314-2255 

Please consider walking biking car sharing'carpooling and ricing Shuttle-UM as alternatives to 
bring ng a singleoccupancy vehideto campus 

Shuttle-UM 

The Shuttie-UM transit system operated by the Department of Trans-portation Services (DOTS), is 
predominantly supported by student fees. Shuttie-UM provides commuter, evening, NITE Ride, 
paratransit, and charter services to U ni versity students, faculty, and staff whi I e classes are i n session. 
DOTS publ i shes a Campus Connecti ons transit gui de each semester. Campus Connecti ons gui des 
contai n al I of our current bus schedul es as wd I as general i nf ormati on about getti ng around i n the 
D .C . M etro area. Campus Connecti ons gui des are avai I abl e at the DOTS off i ce i n Regents Dri ve 
Garage, The Stamp I nformati on Desk, resi dence hal I s, and on the DOTS website M ore i rformati on 
about Shuttie-UM is avai I able online at: http://www.transportati on. umd.edu/shutti e html . 

Zimride 

Zimride is a carpooling database avail abl eto UM D students and employees. Itcsa great way to find 
a carpool partner for dai I y commuti ng or one-ti me tri ps. Si gn up for Zi rrri de by I oggi ng i nto 
http://zi rrri de umd.edu/ with a U M D Di rectory I D and password, then post your commute to f i no! 
carpool partners. DOTS al so offers preferred parki ng and reduced parki ng rates for carpool ers for 
members of the TerpRi ders Carpool program For more i rformati on about TerpRi ders, cl i ck the 
appropri ate yd I ow button on thi s page of the DOTS website 
http://www.transportati on. umd.edu/bi ke html . 

Zipcar 

Zipcar is a membership- based car sharing system avai I abl eon the UM D campus for UM D students 
as young as 18 years ol d. Car shari ng i s a great opti on for students who may onl y need occasi onal 
access to a car on campus. Zi pear fees i ncl ude gasol i ne and i nsurance. For more i rformati on about 
becomi ng a Zi pear member, pi ease vi sit http://www.transportati on. umd.edu/share. html . 

Biking 

The University of M aryland has been designated a Bicycle Friendly Campus by the League of 
American Bicyclists. BikeUMD i s the section of DOTS responsible for managing and promoting 
bi ki ng on campus. We offer cl i ni cs, di scounted safety gear, sponsored events, ri des, and bi cycl e 
regi strati on. B i keU M D al so col I aborates with the Campus B i ke Shop, whi ch offers free bi ke 
mai iterance and bi ke rental s f or j ust $70/semester. For more i rformati on about bi ki ng, pi ease vi sit 
http://www.transportati on. umd.edu/bi ke html . 

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Students who wi sh to park on campus must regi ster to do so onl i ne before bri ngi ng a car to campus. 
Student parki ng regi strati on takes pi ace onl i ne i n J ul y (annual or f al I -onl y parki ng) and i n J anuary 
(for the spri ng term) . Parki ng regi strati ons are bi 1 1 ed to student accounts after the semester has 
begun. Parki ng i s assi gned on a f i rst come, f i rst served basi s accordi ng to credit I evd and housi ng 
status. PI ease note Due to construct] on proj ects on campus, the number of parki ng spaces coul d be 
dramati cal I y reduced i n the upcorri ng semesters. F reshmen and sophomores I i vi ng on campus are 
digibleto regi ster for parki ng, but may not be i n future years. For more i nf ormati on about student 
parki ng, pi ease vi sit the DOTS website http://www.transportati on. umd.edu/student. html . 

Transportation to New York, New J ersey, and BWI Airport 

DOTS provi des transportati on f or U M D students to and from Port A uthority, N ew Y ork, M etropark, 
N ew J ersey, and B WI A i rport for Thanksgi vi ng, Wi nter, and Spri ng B reaks. ShutrJ e servi ce to 
N Y/NJ i s $50 round tri p or $30 one way; shutrJ e servi ce to B WI A i rport i s free. Regi strati on dates 
and departure ti mes are posted to the DOTS website at I east one month before the tri ps depart. 

Motorized Scooters 

Parki ng regi strati on i s requi red for any motori zed scooter parked on campus. M otori zed scooter 
dri vers are al so requi red to wear a hd met whi I e operati ng or ri di ng on a scooter. A ny motori zed 
scooter I eft unattended i n an area not desi gnated for scooter or motorcyd e parki ng i s subj ect to 
i mmobi lization. PI ease vi si t the DOTS websi te for more i nf ormati on about motori zed scooters 
http://www.transportati on. umd.edu/scooter. html . For a map of existi ng motorized scooter parki ng 
I ocati ons, vi sit the DOTS website at: http://www.transportati on. umd.edu/maps. html . 

Social Media 

Whi I e the DOTS website i s the best pi ace to get i nf ormati on about DOTS servi ces, we al so mai ntai n 
Twitter and Facebook pages for real -ti me i nteracti on with the U M D community. We bri ng news, 
contests, gi veaways, rd evant programmi ng, and i nf ormati on about campus events to students vi a the 
@DOTS_U M D and @ShutrJ e_U M Twitter accounts, as wd I as the B i keU M D and DOTS U M D 
Facebook pages. Fol I ow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com and I i ke us on Facebook at.www.f acebook 
www.faceDook.com 



University Career Center & the Presidents Promise (UCC/TPP) 

3100 Hornbake L i brary, South Wi ng 

301-314-7225 

UCC-studenthd p@umd.edu 

www.Careers.umd.edu; www.PresidentsPromiseumd.edu 

Refer to our website at www.Careers.umd.edu for current hours of operation and hours of career 
assistance 

Mission 

The U ni versity Career Center & The Presi dents Prorri se i s a transformati onal I eader i n hd pi ng 
students make meani ng of thd r acaderri c and cocurri cul ar educati onal experi ences and prepare for 
competi ti ve and presti gi ous career opportuni ti es. 1 1 serves as a worl d-d ass career servi ces and 
experi enti al I earni ng center that teaches i ndi vi dual s to understand and use the career devd opment 
process as they seek local, national and global employment opportunities. Through collaborative and 



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i nnovati ve programs and servi ces, the center empowers students to become contri buti ng members of 

society. The center staff i implements thef iddcs best practices and uti I izes technology to prepare 

students to make enduri ng career deci si ons. I n additi on, the center staff offers the tool s and i nsi ghts 

that hd p shape meani ngf ul acaderri c, i nternshi p and empl oyment experi ences and serves as a 

criti cal resource i n assi sti ng students to achi eve thei r career goal s. 

The Presi dent's Prorri se hd ps undergraduate students to navi gate al I of the cocurri cul ar opti ons 

avai I abl e so that the best opportunitj es are sd ected to compl emert each student's acaderri c pursuits. 

Exampl es of these enri chi ng opportunitj es i ncl ude i nternshi ps, acaderri c research, i nternati onal 

experi ences, I i vi ng and I earni ng programs, I eadershi p and communi ty servi ce- 1 earni ng. 

The center promotes a culture of learni ng by chal lengi ng students to thi nk critical ly, to reflect, to 

i ntegrate knowl edge and to arti cul ate thd r ski 1 1 s, tal ents and competenci es. The center uphol ds the 

U ni versi ty of M ary I andcs desi re to devd op students as agents of change by f ocusi ng on the hoi i sti c 

devd opment of engaged and ref I ecti ve students as future prof essi onal s. 

Resources I ncl ude 

Career Assistance 

Center staff can hd p students: 

• address educational and career decisions 

• identify useful resources 

• take advantage of i nternshi ps, f ul I -ti me, part-ti me and summer empl oyment opportuni ti es 

• i improve resume and cover I etters 

• sharpen j ob search ski 1 1 s and strategi es 

• pi an for graduate and professional school 

Career Courses 

EDCP108J : J ob Search Strategies 

Thi s 1-credit course for students with j uni or or seni or standi ng teaches strategi es for I andi ng 

i nternshi ps or f ul I -ti me empl oyment and how to be successful i n your career. 

U N I V 099: 1 nternshi p Serri rar 

Thi s 0-credit serri nar for graduate or undergraduate students connects cl assroom theory to your 

i nternshi p and notates your i nternshi p experi ence on your transcri pt. 

CareersCTerps (Virtual Career Center 247.365) 

For free access to a variety of career tools and opportunities i ncl udi ng a comprehensive I i sti ng of 

empl oyment opportuni ti es, we recommend every student regi ster for Careers4Terps on the Center's 

website Once regi stered, you can parti ci pate i n on-campus i ntervi ews, make your resume vi si bl e to 

empl overs and I earn about upcomi ng events and career news through our weekl y e- newsl etter. 

Y ou wi 1 1 al so gai n access to the f ol I owi ng web resources: 

• Onl i ne A ppoi ntment Schedul i ng i s a si mpl e way to set up appoi rtments with center staff to 
di scuss career- rd ated concerns whi I e i dentifyi ng appropri ate center resources, programs and 
services. 

• Resume Bui Ider is an easy to use tool that hd ps users build a competitive resume and write 
efT ecti ve cover I etters by hi ghl i ghti ng ski 1 1 s and qual i fi cati ons sought by empl overs. 

• Where Did UM D Graduates Go? This tool is based on UM D Graduation Survey data 
compi I ed twi ce a year. Students can f i Iter through i rformati on to see what graduates have 
done with thd r degrees. 

• FOCUS2 al lows users to assess career i nterests, val ues, personal ity, ski I Is and Idsure activities 
and then uses occupati onal data to i denti f y and anal yze occupati ons and career paths that 
match your personal characteristics. 

• I ntervi ewStream al I ows users to vi rtual I y conduct a mock i ntervi ew. Through use of an 



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i rteracti ve program sessi ons are digitally recorded and can be sent to career advi sors and 
others for review. 

• Goi ng Gl obal i s an i nternati onal resource that i ncl udes specif i c career i nformati on for over 30 
countri es, worl d-wi de positi on openi ngs, and i ndustry prof i I es as wd I as resources for 

i nternati onal students i n the U .S. 

• Candi d Career provi des access to hundreds of i nformati onal vi deo i ntervi ews with real 
industry leaders (including someUMD alumni). It also includes career advice videos to get 
users started with the r j ob search. 

Career & E mployment Resource Room 

Thi s col I ecti on of resources hd ps students I earn about cocurri cul ar opportuniti es and career 

pi anni ng/j ob search strategi es. M ost of the books i n the Resource Room are avai I abl e for ci rcul ati on 

to U M D students. Topi c areas i ncl ude 

• sdf -assessment/career exploration 

• i nternshi p resources 

• The Presidents Promise opportunities 

• job search tools 

• i nformati on on empl overs 

• international resources 

• graduate/professional schools 

On-Campus I ntervi ewing (OC I ) Program 

OCI i s an opportunity for empl overs and students to connect about f ul I -ti me and i nternshi p 

opportuniti es duri ng i ntervi ews hd d i n the Center. The program attracts hundreds of empl overs each 

year. 

Learn more at www.Careers.umd.edu/OCI Program. 

Terp Guide I nternshi p & J ob Search Booklet 

Thi s i s a free bookl et for I earni ng the career pi anni ng process and conducti ng a successful j ob 

search. Contents i ncl ude resume writi ng gui des, successful i ntervi ewi ng techni ques and j ob search 

ti ps. Avai I abl e at the U ni versity Career Center & The Presi dents Prom' se and onl i ne at 

www.Careers.umd.edu/TerpGuide. 

The President 1 s Promise 

The Presi dents Prom' se gi ves undergraduate students an i ntegrated I earni ng experi ence that 

enhances career readi ness. Students may f i nd opportunities i n programs such as I i vi ng and I earni ng 

programs, research experiences, public and private sector internships, learning communities, 

i nternati onal experi ences, servi ce- 1 earni ng experi ences and opportuni ti es f or I eadershi p. 

Networking Events & Workshops 

Programs connecti ng students with al urmi and empl overs are hd d throughout the academi c year. 

Workshops and events i ncl ude 

• i nternshi p strategi es 

• resume and cover I etter writi ng 

• career & i nternshi p f ai rs 

• networking opportunities 

• career and empl oy ment pand s 

• empl oyer i nformati on and networki ng sessi ons 

• webinars 

• resume and mock i ntervi ew d i nics 

For a compl ete I i sti ng, go to www.Careers. umd.edu/Events. 



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Web Resources 

www.Careers.umd.edu 

Read arti cl es about career pi anni ng, j ob hunti ng and errpl oy mart trends; keep up to date about new 

programs, servi ces and events and use our Career L i nks to access other j ob and career sites. 

www.PresidentsPromise.umd.edu 

L earn more about the opportuni ti es avai I abl e at the U ni versi ty of M ary I and that compl ement 

acadenri c pursuits and bri ng cl assroom knowl edge to I if e. 

Fol low us on Facebook, Twitter and Y outube @U M DCareerCenter! 

University Counseling Center 

Shoemaker Bui I ding 

301-314-7651 

301-314-9206 (fax) 

Director: Sharon Kirkland-Gordon, Ph.D. 

skirklan@umd.edu 

www.counsel i ng. umd.edu 

Seeki ng he! p i s a si gn of strength! M any students encounter a vari ety of personal , sod al , career, and 
acaderri c i ssues that cal I for assi stance beyond advi ce provi ded by f ri ends and f ami I y . Fortunate! y, 
the University Counseling Center provides free and confidential counseling servi ces to all University 
of M aryl and students. To schedul e an appoi rtment cal I 301-314-7651 or stop by the front desk i n 
the mai n I obby of the Shoemaker B ui I di ng. Wal k-i n counsel i ng i s avai I abl e to students of col or who 
woul d I i ke a consultati on with a counsel or of col or, and GL BTQ students who woul d I i ke a 
consul tati on wi th a gay, I esbi an or a gay al I y counsel or, dai I y from 3: 00 p. m to 4: 00 p. m. Students 
who seek he! p i n choosi ng a maj or can wal k-i n for consultati on with a career counsel or on 
Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m to 2:30 p.m or join the Career Discovery Zone group on Thursdays. 
Our newest wal k- i n servi ce i s for students who are veterans. V eterans Wal k- 1 n H our occurs on 
Wednesdays (at Vet Center) and Thursdays (at Counseling Center) from 3:00 p.m to4:00p.m, and 
Fridays at 10am at the Vet Center. 

Counseling Center Services 

Personal/Social Counseling. You don't have to deal with your problems alone. I n a warm and 

supportive envi ronment, you can meet with a counselor to discuss any concern you may have related 

to your personal and sod al wd I -bd ng. A mong the topi cs many students di scuss i n counsd i ng are 

sdf -esteem stress, anxiety, depression, rdationship issues, sex, family problems, and londiness. 

Y ou may see a counsd or for i ndi vi dual counsd i ng, coupl es counsd i ng, or j oi n one of the many 

counsd or-led support groups. Cal I 301-314-7651 or visit our website - 

www.counsd i rg.umd.edu/Structur/cslgservice.htm 

Career Counseling. A normal part of your devd opment i n col I ege i s i dentifyi ng who you are i n 

rd ati on to a future career. Y ou can get hd p wi th thi s process i n i ndi vi dual career counsel i ng at the 

U ni versi ty Counsd i ng Center. Y our expl orati on may i nd ude taki ng career i nterest tests and 

i nterprerj ng the results with a counsd or or taki ng advantage of a computerized career i information 

system Whether you are choosi ng a maj or, establ i shi ng career goal s, or consi deri ng j ob 

opportunities, it is i important to understand how your personal ity, val ues, and i nterests rdateto your 

future prof essi onal I if e. Career counsd i ng at the Counsd i ng Center i s a good pi ace to begi n. The 

M ajors Wal k-i n program is avai lable on Thursdays from 12:30-2:30 p.m Cal I 301-314-7651 or visit 

our websi te - www. counsd i ng. umd.edu/Servi ces/srv_car. htm 

Academic Skills Counseling. M any students woul d I i ke to i improve thd r acaderri c ski 1 1 s. I f you 



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wart to enhance your I earni ng strategi es, overcome weak areas, or thi nk di ff erenti y about be ng an 
effective col lege learner, schedule an appoi ntment with one of the University Counsel i ng Center's 
academic ski I Is specialists in the Learning Assistance Service (LAS). ThecounsdorsinLAScan 
hd p you enhance your writi ng, math, note-taki ng, test-taki ng, ti me management and I earni ng 
strategies. I n addition to worki ng i ndi vidual ly with students, the LAS staff offer a variety of 
one-credi 1 1 earni ng strategi es courses, as wd I as academi c ski 1 1 s workshops. Topi cs covered i n L A S 
workshops i ncl ude academi c success strategi es, exam ski 1 1 s, ti me management, and end-of -semester 
survi val strategi es. L A S offers an E ngl i sh Conversati on program for i nternati onal students and a 
di ssertati on support group for doctoral students. To schedul e an appoi ntment phone 301-314-7693 
or sign up online at: https://lasonline.umd.edu. Visit our website- www.counsding.umd.edu/LAS. 
Workshops and Group Counseling. Y ou can gai n strength to deal with your concerns by getti ng 
together with other peopl e who share similar probl ems, i nterests, and goal s. Each semester, the 
U ni versi ty Counsd i ng Center offers weekl y support groups addressi ng a vari ety of topi cs, such as 
career exploration, dissertation support, procrastination prevention, and stress management. Recent 
group offerings have included, "Circle of Sisters," a support group for black women; "My Body-My 
Sdf : A Woman's Group," which addresses problems of body i mage and eati ng; and a Social 
A nxi ety group that assi sts peopl e with strategi es for overcorri ng shyness and anxi ety when deal i ng 
with others. Cal I 301-314-7651 or vi sit our website - 
www.counsd i rg.urrrl.edu/Services/srv_grp.htm. 

Disability Services The University Counsd i ng Center's Disabi I ity Support Service provides a range 
of acconrrnodati ore for students with di sabi lities, including i interpreters and transcri bi ng servi ces for 
deaf or hard-of-heari ng students; enlarged pri nt and dectronic format of textbooks and written 
materials for individuals with print material disabilities (eg., blind or low vision, learning 
di sabi I i ti es and attend on def i ci t di sorders, or physi cal di sabi I i ti es) ; extended ti me and pri vate space 
for exams; and assi stance with access to vari ous bui I di ngs and f aci I iti es on campus as wd I as access 
to the campus' paratransit servi ce I f you are a new or returni ng student, contact the Di sabi I ity 
Support Servi ce i n the Counsd i ng Center as soon as possi bl e at 301-314-7682 - (voi ce and TTY ), or 
email usatdissup@umd.edu, or visit our website- www.counsding.umd.edu/DSS. 

Returning Students Program. I f you are over 25 and returni ng to school after a break i n your 
formal education, you probably have different needs than the traditional col lege student. The 
Returni ng Students Program i n the U ni versi ty Counsd i ng Center's L earni ng Assistance Service 
(LAS) is designed to hd p you with the transition to academic I ife. To make your adj ustment to the 
uni versi ty successful , workshops, counsd i ng, and i nf ormati on are avai I abl e at the Counsd i ng 
Center. Cal I 301-314-7693 or visit our website - www.counsd i ng. umd.edu/LAS. 
Testing Services. The Testing and Research Unit, i n the Uni versi ty Counsd ing Center administers 
tests for counsd i ng purposes, such as career i nterest i nventori es, and al so adrri ni sters rati onal 
standardized educational tests, such as the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, and M iller Analogies. Call 
301-314-7688 or vi sit our website - www.counsd i ng. umd.edu/Structur/str_trdp. htm 
Research Services. G roup and i ndi vi dual consul tati on are avai I abl e for those who need assi stance 
wi th research desi gn, stati sti cs and wri ti ng proj ect proposal s, theses, and di ssertati ons. Cal I 
301-314-7660 or vi sit our website - www.counsd i ng. umd.edu/Structur/trdpurschgrp. htm 

Support for Parents of College Students The Parent Warm 1 i ne is a confidential tdephone and 
emai I servi ce for any parent concerned about hi s or her student's adj ustment at col I ege, i ncl udi ng 
concerns impacting academic, social, and emotional realms, and overall mental health. Parent 
Warm 1 i ne staff can be contacted at 301-314-7651 or parentwarml i ne@umd.edu. 
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Counseling Service appointments (all students) 



301-314-7651 



Monday-Thursday 
Friday 



8:30 am to 9:00 pm 
8:30 am to 4:30 pm 



Students of Color Wal k-l n Hours 
Monday- Friday 



no appoi ntment needed 
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm 



Rai nbow Wal k-l n Hours 
Tuesday- Friday 



no appoi ntment needed 
3:00 pm to 4:00 pm 



Veterans Walk- in Hours 
Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays 



no appoi ntment needed 

W 3-4 pm Th 3-4pm F 10-11 am 



M aj ors Wal k- i n H ours 
Wednesdays 



no appoi ntment needed 
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm 



Learni ng Assi stance Servi ce 
Mondays- Friday 



301-314-7693 

8:30 am to 4:30 pm 



D i sabi I i ty Support Servi ces 
Monday- Friday 



301-314-7682 

8:30 am to 4:30 pm 



Testing and Research Unit 

Monday- Friday 

Vari abl e eveni ng hours for testi ng purposes 



301-314-7688 

8:30 am to 4:30 pm 



University Heefth Center (UHC) 

Campus Drive, Building 140 
301-314-8180 
301-405-9755 (fax) 



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health@umd.edu 
www.health.umd.edu 

Hours of Operation: 

Monday- Friday: 8:00a.m. - 6:00 p.m 
Saturday: 9: 00 am - 12:00 p.m. 
Sunday: Closed 

The University Health Center (UHC) is a nationally accredited ambulatory health care 
facility located on Campus Drive (across from the Stamp Student Union). All registered students 
living on or off-campus aredigibleto use the UHC. The UHC is open during the hours listed above, 
wi th vari ed hours duri ng semester breaks, hoi i days and summer sessi ons. V i si t the U H C websi te, 
www.health.umd.edu . for up-to-date i nf ormati on. Students are seen by appoi ntment for routi ne care 
8 a. m - 4: 30 p. m on weekdays. Some appoi ntments can be schedul ed onl i ne at 
www, myuhc. umd.edu . A limited number of same day appoi ntments are avai I abl e. M edi cal servi ces 
are I i mi ted after 5 p. m and on Saturdays. U rgent Care servi ces are avai I abl e wi thout an appoi ntment 
for the evaluation of urgent medical conditions. The After Hours Nursdine 301-314-9386, afree 
medical advice and information service, isavailabletoall registered students when the UHC is 
d osed. Students shoul d al ways bri ng thd r i insurance card to the U H C when seeki ng care. For 
I if e-threateni ng i 1 1 ness, i nj ury, or mental health emergenci es, cal I 911. 
Copaymentsand Health I nsurance 

There are charges for al I medi cal servi ces. V i sit copayments wi 1 1 vary dependi ng on the type of 
i nsurance and servi ce provi ded. There i s al so a " M i ssed A ppoi ntment 1 fee To avoi d thi s fee, 
appoi ntments must be caned ed or reschedul ed at I east 24 hours i n advance. Y ou may caned or 
change an appoi ntment on-l i ne at www.myuhc.umd.edu or by cal I i ng (301) 314-8184. M onday 
massage and acupuncture appoi ntments must be caned ed 72 hours i n advance of the appoi ntment. 
The H eal th Center i s abl e to bi 1 1 some i nsurance pi ans for the cost of servi ces. Y ou shoul d check 
with your i nsurance company and not assume that your health pi an wi 1 1 pay for servi ces provi ded at 
the U H C as some pi ans do not cover servi ces outsi de thd r geographi c area. We are consi dered 
out-of- network with Point of Service(POS) plans. We cannot bill HMOs(eg. Kaiser Permanente, 
B I ue Choi ce), M edi care, or out of state M edi cai d pi ans and non-students with M edi cai d. Charges 
not covered by i nsurance are posted to the students B ursar Account or can be pai d at the ti me of 
visitintheUHC.C harges can be pai d by cash, check, credi t cards, or Terrapi n Express at the U H C . 

The University Health Center Pharmacy participates with many pharmacy insurance plans. Mental 
H eal th and N utri ti on servi ces are not bi 1 1 ed through i nsurance T he fee for each mental heal th 
sessi on i s $15. PI ease cal I (301) 314-9144 if you have further questi ons about fees or usi ng your 
heal th i nsurance at the U H C . F requenti y A sked Questi ons regardi ng heal th i nsurance are avai I abl e at 
www, health, umd.edu/i nsurance 

Services 

Types of servi ces provi ded by the U H C i nd ude Pri mary Care, U rgent Care, men's and women's 
reproductive health care, pharmacy, acupuncture, massage therapy, HIV testing, sports medicine, 
nutriti on, meditati on, mental health, eati ng di sorder, substance abuse, travd d i ni c, al I ergy d i ni c, 
immunizations, health promotion, and the Campus Advocates Respond and Educate to Stop 
Violence Program Dental Health Services at the U ni versity Health Center are provided and bi I led 
by the University of Maryland, Baltimore School of Dentistry. For information about dental services 
call 301-314-9500. 

Students younger than 18 years wi 1 1 need perm ssi on from a parent or I egal guardi an to be treated, 
exceptfor mental health and sexual health services. Treatment and visit information will only be 
gi ven to parents wi th the students consent or through a court ordered subpoena. I f the vi si t i s bi 1 1 ed 
through an i nsurance pol i cy, the i nsurance company may send detai I ed i nf ormati on concerni ng a 



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medical visit to the policy holder (i.e. parent). 
Mandatory Health I nsurance 

A 1 1 undergraduate students must go on- 1 i ne and choose to ei ther enrol I i n the school i nsurance pi an 
OR complete an on-l i ne waiver card. The waiver card is located at: www.fi rststudent.com 

The University of M aryland requi res all undergraduate students enrolled in 6 or morecrecitsto 
show proof of insurance. 

• Students who have i nsurance can go di recti y to www.fi rststudent.com and compl ete the 
waiver card. 

• Students without coverage or those who wi sh to purchase the student health i nsurance pi an can 
enroll at www.fi rststudent.com 

Graduate Students are exempt from thi s requi rement. 

Additional i information on student i nsurance and Frequent] y Asked Questions can be found on the 
University Health Centercs web site http://www.health.urnd.edu/mhifaq . 

I mmunization Requirements 

The U ni versity of M aryl and requi res al I new students, i ncl udi ng graduate and transfer students, to 
provide proof of two i mmunization dates for M easles, M umps, and Rubd la (M M R) Al I 
international students must also document 2 doses of Measles, M umps and Rubella (M.M.R.) and a 
Tuberculosis (TB) test completed within the past six months in the United States. 

M aryl and State L aw requi res students living in resi dence hal I s to provi de proof of vacci nati on 
against meningococcal meningitisor a signed waiver stating that they have chosen not to receive the 
vaccination. 

The I rrrruni zati on Record must be subrri tted to the U ni versi ty H eal th Center at Or i entati on, no I ater 
than the fi rst day of cl ass. Compl eted forms can al so be faxed to 301-314-5234. Fai I ure to submit a 
compl eted I mmuni zati on Record wi 1 1 resul t i n a Regi strati on B I ock for the future semester and a 
non-compl i ance fee may be assessed. The Regi strati on B I ock wi 1 1 be removed after the 
I mmunization Record has been submitted and processed. The I mmunization Record form is 
avai lable at www.health.umd.edu. 

Emergencies 

If students have a health emergency when the Health Center is closed, they should cal I 911. A I ist of 
local hospital informationisavailableontheUHC website The UHC and the University assumes no 
f i nanci al responsi bi I i ty for care recei ved off campus. 



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4 Registration, Academic Requirements* and Regulations 

Academic Advising 
Academic Advising 

Rdecf Advising 

A caderri c advi si ng i s an i ntegral part of each student's educati onal experi ence and it takes many 
forms. A caderri c advi sors provi de students wi th i nf orrnati on on academi c requi rements needed for 
degree compl eti on, hd p students pi an for future graduate study or a career, and serve as a research 
person. Academic advi si ng is a snared responsi bi I ity between the student and the advisor. 

• Provide information on academic requirements needed for graduation. Advi sors assi st 
students i n devd opi ng an acaderri c and career pi an, monitor students i n the maj or, and di scuss 
how a course of study f i ts a parti cul ar acaderri c or career i nterest. A dvi sors answer questi ons 
concerni ng a specific academic concern, such as problems with a particular class, and guide 
students through the regi strati on process, i ncl udi ng provi di ng i nf ormati on on vari ous 

regi strati on bl ocks and what needs to be done to remove them 

• Help students plan for future graduate study or career. Advisors discuss how an 
acaderri c maj or can prepare a student for hi s/her career, and what career opti ons are 

avai I abl e A dvi sors refer students to the Career Center whi ch provi des career counsel i ng and 
workshops on i ssues such as writi ng resumes and prepari ng for j ob i ntervi ews. They al so 
i nf orm students about i nternshi p opportuni ti es and how credi t can be earned, and provi de 
i nf ormati on on study abroad programs that nri ght enri ch a student's acaderri c experi ence as 
wd I as enhance thd r resume. Advi sors i nform students about graduate school opportuni ti es 
and appl i cati on procedures. 

• Serve as a campus resource. Advi sors assi st students i n obtai ni ng support from other off i ces 
of the university. This i ncl udes i nforrri ng students about possi ble scholarshi ps or fd lowshi ps, 
and ref erri ng students to acaderri c support units that provi de tutori ng or workshops on study 
ski 1 1 s, ti me management, and stress management. They may recommend that students seek 
counsd i ng for stress, addi cti ons, or trauma that may be aff ecti ng thd r acaderri c work. 

A dvi sors i nform students wi th physi cal and I earni ng di sabi I i ti es of the support avai I abl e to 
them They al so encourage students to enri ch thd r experi ences by becorri ng i nvol ved on 
campus vi a sod al , pol i ti cal , acaderri c, ethni c/cul tural , sport and/or recreati onal student 
organi zati ons and acti vi ti es. 

Some advi sors are abl e to provi de i nf ormati on on al I of the above Others sped al i ze i n a parti cul ar 
topi c or area of concern. For exampl e, a col I ege/department may have a specif i c career advi sor or 
study abroad coordi nator. Students i n upper I evd courses are often advi sed by f acul ty members 
who can assist with graduate school and career issues. Furthermore, some advisors work with 
specific populations, such as returning students, athletes, students with physical or learning 
di sabi I iti es, and students of col or. 

I f you are not sure where to seek advi si ng, contact your acaderri c col I ege. When request] ng to meet 
with an advi sor, specify what topi cs you wi sh to di scuss to ensure that you are di rected to the 
appropriate i ndi vidual . Advi si ng at the U ni versity of M aryland is normal ly a combi nation of 
prof essi onal advi sors, I ocated i n many of the col I ege off i ce, and faculty advi sors. PI ease check your 
i ndi vi dual col I ege to fi nd out whom you need to see for acaderri c advi si ng. For more i nf ormati on, 
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Academic Advising and Degree Completion 

A 1 1 new students are requi red to attend Ori entati on where they wi 1 1 regi ster for cl asses. Duri ng thd r 
f i rst semester, students devd op a four year pi an based on tempi ates provi ded for each maj or (see 
www. 4yearpl ans. umd.edu ) . Each pi an i ncl udes specif i c benchmark courses to be compl eted withi n a 
specif i c peri od of ti me. Four year pi ans must be approved by an advi sor i n order to regi ster for 
subsequent semesters. 

Students are requi red to compl ete the benchmark courses i n thei r maj or i n order to progress to 
graduati on (see Student Acadenri c Success- Degree Compl eti on Pol i cy bd ow) . Outi i ned i n each four 
year pi an, benchmark courses gui de students i n a step by step process to degree compl eti on and 
demonstrate satisfactory progress i n the major. Academic units conduct regular reviews of students' 
progress, and those students who are i n danger of f al I i ng behi nd benchmarks wi 1 1 be requi red to 
work with an advi sor to devd op a pi an to get back on track. Students who do not make progress may 
be requi red to sdect a new major i n which they can be successful . 

M any students change the r maj ors over the course of thd r acadenri c career. When doi ng so, 
students must f i rst compl ete and have approved a new four year pi an. A ny student who compl etes 
ten semesters or 130 credits without compl eti ng a degree i s subj ect to mandatory advi si ng pri or to 
regi strati on for any subsequent semester. Students wi th excepti onal ci rcumstances or those who are 
enrol I ed i n sped al programs are requi red to devd op a modif i ed graduati on pi an that i s appropri ate to 
thd r situati ons. I n al I cases, students are responsi bl e for meeti ng progress expectati ons arid 
benchmarks requi red for thei r degree programs. 

1 1 i s recommended that al I students seek advi si ng assi stance pri or to course regi strati on. Students 
should also consult with an advisor as ci rcumstances change and four year plans need to be updated. 
M any col I eges have mandatory advi si ng for pri or to regi steri ng for a new semester. 

Students pi aced on probati on are requi red to consult an acadenri c advi sor i n thd r col I ege pri or to the 
begi nni ng of a new semester but no later than the end of the schedule adj ustment period. Students 
wi 1 1 not be al I owed to add or drop courses, or to regi ster duri ng any probati on semester without the 
approval of an acadenri c advi sor i n thd r col I ege. 

Student Academic Success-Degree Completion Policy 

The goal of the Student Acadenri c Success- Degree Compl eti on Pol i cy i s to promote undergraduate 
student success. The pol i cy establ i shes a structured framework and criteri a to gui de al I students to 
compl eti on of an undergraduate degree withi n a reasonabl e peri od of ti me, 

F ul I -ti me degree seeki ng students normal I y are expected to compl ete the undergraduate program i n 
four years. Withi n thi s ti mef rame, al I students are expected to demonstrate conti nui ng progress i n 
thd r maj ors by compl eti ng prerequi site or requi red courses with the appropri ate grades, and by 
compl eti ng other requi rements consi stent with graduati on progress or benchmarks establ i shed by 
thdracademicunits(see2, bdow). 1 1 is ul timatdy the responsibi I ity of the student to meet these 
requi rements. To hd p students meet these requi rements the university wi 1 1 faci I itate student progress 
to degree by provi di ng enhanced student advi si ng through the f ol I owi ng measures: 

1. Acadenri c units wi 1 1 create 4-year graduati on tempi ates that wi 1 1 specify the degree requi rements 
for each maj or and provi de semester- by-semester course schedul e rriodd s that achi eve graduati on 
wi thi n four years. Students wi 1 1 prepare individualized pi ans for compl eti ng thd r degrees i n 
accordance with the academic units' 4-year graduation plans. Students are also encouraged to 
periodical ly update thd r plans with the assistance of thei r academic advisors. 



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2. Academic units will establish graduation progress benchmarks for each academic major. These 
wi 1 1 sped f y the credi t and course cri teri a that wi 1 1 indi cate sati sf actory progress to degree. A caderri c 
units wi 1 1 establ i sh schedul es for regul ar peri odi c revi ews of student progress, and students who are 

i n danger of f al I i ng behi nd the program benchmarks wi 1 1 be requi red to consult with an advi sor pri or 
to registration. 

3. Students who do not achi eve the progress expectati ons or benchmarks wi 1 1 be permitted to 

conti nue i n the maj or onl y upon the approval of the dean of thei r col I ege. I f i t becomes necessary for 
students to change majors, they wi 1 1 be given assistance i n identifyi ng and enrol I i ng i n a suitable 
alternative major. 

4. When students change maj ors, they wi 1 1 be requi red to present an acaderri c pi an to the new maj or 
uni t that demonstrates thei r abi I i ty to compl ete thei r degree i n a ti mel y manner. 

Whi I e some students wi 1 1 have val i d reasons to take additi onal ti me to degree, any student who 
compl etes 10 semesters or 130 credits (see footnote 1 for credits not counted towards these limits) 
without compl eti ng a degree wi 1 1 requi re mandatory advi si ng i n hi s/her col I ege pri or to regi strati on 
for subsequent semesters. Students with exceptional ci rcumstances, students whose programs 
i nd ude mi nors, doubl e maj ors/degrees, enri chment acti vi ti es or who need to pursue a degree part 
ti me wi 1 1 have on record approved pi ans with approved program benchmarks. Program benchmarks 
wi 1 1 be devd oped by the student i n consul tati on with and approved by an advi sor. 

Footnote 1 Degree credi ts i nd ude U ni versi ty of M ary I and credi ts and al I appl i cabl e transfer credi ts 
from other postsecondary institutions. Theequivalent semesters applicabletotheenrollmentlirrit 
for transfer credi ts wi 1 1 be deterrri ned by di vi di ng al I transfer credi ts appl i cabl e to the degree by 15. 
However, Advanced Placement (AP) arid I international Baccalaureate (IB) credits, and credits earned 
for col I ege courses taken whi I e i n hi gh school and pri or to matri cul ati on at a postsecondary 
institution, will not count toward thi s semester or credit I i rritati on. Such courses may, however, 
count toward degrees. Summer Sessi on and Wi nter term wi 1 1 not be i nd uded i n the semester count. 
Credits earned duri ng Summer Sessi ons or Wi nter terms wi 1 1 be i nd uded i n the credit count. 



Academic I ntecyity 

TheUniversity of Maryland is an academic community. Its fundamental purpose isthe pursuit of 
knowl edge. L i ke al I other communi ti es, the U ni versi ty can f uncti on properl y onl y i f i ts members 
adhere to d earl y establ i shed goal s and val ues. Essenti al to the fundamental purpose of the 
U ni versi ty i s the comnri tment to the pri nci pi es of truth and academi c honesty. A ccordi ngl y , the 
Code of Acaderri c I ntegrity i s desi gned to ensure that the pri nci pi e of acaderri c honesty i s uphd d. 
Whileall members of the University share this responsibility, the Code of Academe I ntegrity is 
desi gned so that sped al responsi bi I ity for uphol di ng the pri nci pi e of acaderri c honesty I i es with the 
students. 

The University's Code of Academe Integrity isa nationally recognized honor code, administered by 
a Student H onor Counci I . A ny of the f ol I owi ng acts, when comrri tted by a student, shal I consti tute 



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academe dishonesty: 

Cheating I ntenti onally using or attempting to use unauthorized materials, information, or study aids 
i n any acaderri c exerci se. 

Fabrication: I ntenti oral and unauthorized falsification or i nvention of any i information or citation i n 
an acaderri c exerci se. 

Facilitating academic dishonesty: I ntenti onally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another 
to vi ol ate any provi si on of the Code of Acaderri c I ntegrity. 

Plagiarism: I ntenti oral I y or knowi ngl y representi ng the words or i deas of another as one's own i n 
any acaderri c exerci se 

If it is determined that an act of academic dishonesty has occurred, a grade of XF isconsidered the 
normal sancti on for undergraduate students. The grade of X F i s noted on the acaderri c transcri pt as 
f ai I ure due to acaderri c di shonesty. Lesser or more severe sancti ons may be i imposed when there are 
ci rcumstances to warrant such consi derati on. Suspensi on or expul si on from the U ni versi ty may be 
i imposed even f or a f i rst off ense. 

Students shoul d consult the Code of Acaderri c I ntegrity, at 

www, presi dent, umd.edu/pol i ci es/i i i 100a. html for further i nf ormati on regardi ng procedures for 

reporti ng and resol vi ng al I egati ons of acaderri c di shonesty. 



Honor Pledge 

I n 2002, the U ni versi ty adopted an honor pledge i n which students are asked to write out and sign 
the pi edge on maj or assi gnments and exams, as desi grated by the i instructor. The H onor PI edge i s 
desi gned to encourage i nstructors and students to ref I ect upon the U ni versi ty 's core i nsti tuti oral 
value of academic integrity. Professors who invite students to sign the Honor PI edge signify that 
there i s an ethi cal component to teachi ng and I earni ng. Students who write by hand and si gn the 
PI edge aff i rm a sense of pri de i n the i ntegrity of the r work. The PI edge states: 

"I pledge on my honor that I have not given or received any unauthorized assistance on this 
assignment/ examination." 



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For more information regard ng the Code of Academe I nfegrity, the Haior Pledge, or the 
Student Honor Council please r6fer tovwwttshc.urrd.edu or contact the Office of Student Conduct 
at 301-314-8204, 

Student Conduct 

The pri mary purpose for the i imposition of disci pi i ne i n the university setti ng is to protect the campus 
community. Consi stent with that purpose, reasonabl e efforts are al so made to foster the personal and 
soci al devd opment of those students who are hd d accountabl e for vi ol ati ons of uni versi ty 
regul ati ons. Compared to di sci pi i nary systems at many uni versi ties, U ni versi ty of M aryl and 
students are given unusual authority and responsi bi I ity for management of the campus process. 
M embershi p on the student j udi ci ary i s an extraordi nary educati onal experi ence, and opportuni ty to 
be of servi ce to the community, and a personal honor. 

Cases that may resul t i n suspensi on or expul si on are heard by conduct boards, compri sed end rd y of 
students. I n such cases, students are accorded substantial procedural protections, i ncl udi ng an 
opportunity for a heari ng and an appeal . Less serious cases are resolved i n disci pi i nary conferences 
conducted by U ni versi ty staff members. Acts of violence (i ncl udi ng any sexual assault), 
intirridati on, di srupti on, or ri oti ng; substanti al theft or vandal i sm fraud or forgery; use or 
di stri buti on of i 1 1 egal drugs; and any Code of Student Conduct vi ol ati on moti vated by consi derati ons 
of sex, race, ethni c ori gi n, sexual ori entati on or rd i gi on are forms of nri sconduct that most 
frequentiy result in dismissal from the University. Students accused of violating University 
di sci pi i nary regul ati ons are encouraged to di scuss the al I egati ons wi th thd r parents or guardi ans, 
legal counsd, and with appropriate university staff members. 

Prohibited Conduct 

A compl ete I i st of conduct consi dered prohi bi ted as wd I procedures for resol vi ng al I egati ons of 

nri sconduct may be found i n theCode of Student Conduct at www, presi dent, umd.edu/pol i ci es or 

through the Off i ce of Student Conduct website at www.studentconduct.umd.edu 

The f ol I owi ng i s general noti ce of what constitutes prohi bited conduct and i s subj ect to di sci pi i nary 

action: 

• Use, possession or storage of any weapon 

• Causi ng physi cal harm or apprehensi on of harm 

• Initiating or causi ng to be i niti ated a f al se report, warni ng or threat of f i re, expl osi on or other 
emergency 

• A cri mi nal offense committed off-campus 

• V i ol ati ng the terms of any di sci pi i nary sancti on 

• M isusi ng or damagi ng f i re safely equi pment 

• Distri buti on or possession for purposes of di stri buti on of any i I legal drug 

• Furnishi ng false i information to the U ni versi ty 

• M aki ng, possessi ng, or usi ng any forged, altered, or falsifi ed i nstrument of i dentif i cati on 

• I nterferi ng with the freedom of expressi on of others 

• Theft of property or of services; possession of stolen property 

• Destroyi ng or damagi ng the property of others 

• E ngagi ng i n di sorderl y or di srupti ve conduct 

• Failure to comply with the directions of university officials 

• U se or possessi on of any i 1 1 egal drug or control I ed substances 

• U se or possessi on of f i reworks on uni versi ty prerri ses 

• U se or possessi on of any al cohol i c beverage under the age of 21 or provi di ng al cohol i c 



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beverages to a person known to be under the age of 21 
• Violation of published university regul ati ons or policies including the residence hall contract, 
as well as those regul ati ons relating to entry and use of University facilities, saleof 
al cohol i c beverages, use of vehi cl es and ampl ifyi ng equi pment, campus 
demonstrati ons, rri suse of i dentif i cati on cards, parki ng regul ati ons, hazi ng pol i cy, sexual 
assault, and sexual harassment. 

Note Effective April 2006, students who viol ate the foil owing section will be dismissed from the 
University: 

Rioting, assault, theft, vandalism fire-setting, or other serious misconduct related to a 
University-sponsored event, occurring on- or off-campus, that results in harmto persons or 
property or otherwi se poses a threat to the stabi I ity of the campus or campus community 
may result i n di sci pi i nary acti on regardl ess of the exi stence, status, or outcome of any 
cri rri nal charges i n a court of I aw rd ated to rri sconduct associ ated with a 
university-sponsored event. 

For more i nf ormati on regardi ng student conduct i ssues, contact the Offi ce of Student Conduct at 
301-314-8204 or visit www.studentconduct.umd.edu. 



Summary of Policies and Regulations Pertaining to Students 

Descriptions of these policies are for general information only. PI ease refer to specific texts for 

offi ci al I anguage M odifi cati ons may be made, or other pol i ci es added, throughout the year. PI ease 

contact the Offi ce of Student Conduct for additi onal i nf ormati on. 

I n addition to the policies reprinted or identified elsewhere (e.g., theCodeof Student Conduct and 

Code of Acaderri c I ntegrity), students enrol I ed at Col I ege Park are expected to be aware of, and to 

abi de by, the pol i ci es summari zed bd ow. I nf ormati on about where the compl ete texts may be 

consul ted f ol I ows each summary. Thi s i nf ormati on was compi I ed and provi ded by the Offi ce of 

Student Conduct. 

Alcoholic Beverage Policy and Procedures forbid unauthorized possession, use, or distribution of 

al cohol i c beverages on uni versi ty property. Certai n excepti ons are sped f i ed. ( I nf ormati on subj ect to 

change pendi ng I egi si ati on. Ori gi nal I y approved by the B oard of Regents, September 26, 1969. 

L egal dri nki ng age i n the State of M aryl and i s 21 years. Repri nted i n Student H andbook. ) 

Policy on Amplifying Equipment restri cts the hours and I ocati ons of use of certai n forms of sound 

ampl i f yi ng equi pment, provi des a procedure for the authori zati on of otherwi se restri cted uses of 

sound ampl ifyi ng equi pment, and I ocates responsi bi I ity for compl ai nts with those usi ng the 

equi pment. (A dopted by the U ni versi ty Senate, J une 2, 1970. Repri nted i n the Student H andbook. ) 

Stamp Student Union Pol ides regul ate reservation of university facilities, advertising, 

co-sponsorshi p, caned I ati on and postponement, and vari ous other matters rd ati ng to programs of 

student organi zati ons. ( Publ i shed i n the Event M anagement H andbook. For more i nf ormati on, 

contact the Campus Reservati ons Offi ce. ) 

Computer Use Policy defines standards for reasonableand acceptable use of university computer 

resources, i nd udi ng d ectroni c mai I . 

Pol icy on Demonstrations establ i shes gui dd i nes f or demonstrati ons and pi cketi ng. Sti pul ates that 

the uni versi ty wi 1 1 take steps necessary both to protect the ri ght of i ndi vi dual s or groups to 

demonstrate and to protect the freedom of speech, assembl y, and movement of any i ndi vi dual or 

group. (Adopted by the U ni versi ty Senate, J une 2, 1970. Repri nted i n the Student Handbook.) 

Examination Rides set general standards for student conduct duri ng exami rati ons. They are 



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appl i cabl e to al I exanri nati ons gi ven at the Col I ege Park campus unl ess contrary i nstructi ons are 

provi ded by the f acul ty member adrri ni steri ng the exanri nati on. ( Pri nted on most uni versi ty 

exarri nati on books. ) 

Policy on Hazing and Statement on Hazing prohibits hazing, which is defined as intentionally or 

reckl essl y subj ecti ng any person to the ri sk of bodi I y harm or severe emoti onal di stress, or causi ng 

or encouragi ng any person to commit an act that would be a violation of law or university 

regul ati ons, for the purpose of i niti ati ng, promoti ng, f osteri ng, or corf i rrri ng any form of aff i I i ati on 

with a student group or organization, as defi ned by the Code of Student Conduct The express or 

implied consent of the victim will not be a defense. For moreinformati on, contact the Office of 

Student Conduct. 

Campus Parking Regulations cover registration, permits, fees, violations, enforcement, fines, 

towing and impounding, reviews, carpool programs, special events parking, emergency parking, and 

a number of other areas. Notably, the regulations provide that "the responsi bi I ity of f i ndi ng an 

authorized parki ng space rests with the driver." Students who have 55 or fewer credits and I i ve i n the 

"Graham Cracker Complex" cannot register for a parki ng permit. (Current regulations i n effect si nee 

J ul y, 1997. A n i nf ormati onal gui de i s di stri buted to al I who regi ster for parki ng. For more 

i nf ormati on, contact the Department of Transportati on Servi ces. ) 

Policy Pertaining to Public Displays defi nes standards for perrri ssi bl e di spl ays, obj ects or 

structures not desi gned to be conti nuousl y carri ed or hd d by a demonstrator or pi cketer so as 

si mul taneousl y to protect freedom of expressi on and prevent unreasonabl e threats to the heal th, 

safety, security, or mission of the campus. (Approved by the President, M arch 29, 1989. For more 

i nf ormati on, contact the Off i ce of the V i ce Presi dent for Student Affai rs. ) 

Residence Hall Rules defi ne prohi bited conduct i n and around campus resi dence hal I s, bui I di ngs, 

and at Department of Resident Life sponsored activities, i n addition to that which fal Is under the 

Resi dence H al I s/D i ni ng Servi ces A greement, Code of Student Conduct and federal , state and I ocal 

I aws. The rul es al so specify standard sancti ons for rul e vi ol ati ons, and provi de for an adj udi cati on 

process. (Repri nted i n Corrrrunity Li vi ng, the Residence Hal Is Handbook.) For more i information, 

contact the Department of Resi dent L if e or vi si t www, resi i f e umd.edu/communi tyhandbook/ . 

Sexual Assault Policy offers advi ce and gui dance for compl ai nants, i ncl udi ng assi stance i n f i I i ng 

criminal complaints. Defi nes and sets penal ties for sexual assault. Specifies that [s]exual assault is a 

sen ous offense and the standard sancti on for any sexual assault, i ncl udi ng acquai ntance rape, i s 

expulsion. 

Student Organization Registration G uidel i nes defi ne student organi zati ons, responsi bi I i ti es of 

off i cers, and regi strati on, and establ i sh types of regi strati on, a regi strati on process, certai n pri vi I eges 

of regi stered student organi zati ons i n good standi ng, sancti ons whi ch may resul t from regi strati on 

revi ew, and gui del i nes for constituti ons. ( For more i nf ormati on, or for a copy of the gui del i nes, 

contact the Student Organi zati on Resource Center. ) 



Academic Records and Regulations 

The Office of the Registrar, located on the first floor of the Mitchell Bui I ding is responsible for 
mai ntai ni ng student records and i ssui ng off i ci al transcri pts. 

Marking System 

The f ol I owi ng symbol s are used on the students permanent record for al I courses i n whi ch the 
student is enrol led after the initial registration arid schedule adjustment period: A+, A, A-, B+, B, 



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B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F, XF, I, P, S, W, and A UD. These marks remain as part of the student's 
permanent record and may be changed only by the origi nal i nstructor on certification, approved by 
the department chai r and the dean, that an actual mi stake was made i n deterrri ni ng or recordi ng the 
grade 

• A+, A, A- denotes excel lent mastery of the subject and outstanding scholarship. I n 
computati ons of cumul ati ve or semester averages, a grade of A + or A wi 1 1 be assi gned a 
val ue of 4.0 qual ity poi nts per credit hour. A grade of A- wi 1 1 be assigned 3.7 qual ity poi nts 
per credit hour. 

• B+, B, B- denotes good mastery of the subject and good scholarship. A grade of B+is 

assi gned a val ue of 3.3 qual ity poi nts per hour. A grade of B i s assi gned a val ue of 3.0 qual ity 
poi nts per credit hour. A grade of B- is assigned a val ue of 2.7 qual ity poi nts per hour. 

• C+, C, C- denotes acceptable mastery of the subject. A grade of C+ is assigned a value of 2.3 
qual ity poi nts per hour. A grade of C is assigned a val ue of 2.0 poi nts per credit hour. A grade 
of C- i s assi gned a val ue of 1.7 qual ity poi nts per credit hour. 

• D+, D, D- denotes borderl i ne understandi ng of the subject, margi nal performance, and it does 
not represent sati sfactory progress toward a degree. A grade of D+ i s assi gned 1.3 poi nts per 
credit hour. A grade of D is assigned a val ue of 1.0 qual ity poi nt per credit hour. A grade of D- 
is assi gned 0.7 quality points per credit. 

• F denotes failure to understand the subject and unsatisfactory performance A grade of F is 
assi gned a val ue of 0.0 qual ity poi nts per credit hour. 

• XF- denotes failure due to academic dishonesty. AnXF istreated inthe same way asF for the 
purposes of cumulative agerage 

• The mark of "I " is an exceptional mark that is an i nstructor option. It is only given to a student 
whose work has been qual i tati vd y sati sfactory, when, because of i 1 1 ness or other 

ci rcumstances beyond the students control , he or she has been unabl e to compl ete some smal I 
porti on of the work of the course. I n no case wi 1 1 the mark " I " be recorded for a student who 
has not complted the maj or porti on of the work of the course. For further expl anati on see 
"Incompletes" below. 

• The mark of P i s a student opti on mark, equi val ent to a grade of D- or better. Thi s grade i s not 
used i n any computati on of qual i ty poi nts or cumul ati ve average total s at the end of the 
semester. The student must i nf orm the Off i ce of the Regi strar of the sd ecti on of thi s opti on by 
the end of the schedule adjustment period. For a full explanation see "Pass-Fail Policy" bdow. 

• S i s a department opti on mark that may be used to denote sati sfactory performance by a 
student i n progressi ng thesi s proj ects, ori entati on courses, practi ce teachi ng, and the I i ke In 
computati on of cumul ati ve averages a mark of S wi 1 1 not be i ncl uded. 

• Wis used to i ndi cate withdrawal from a course by end of the schedul e adj ustment peri od. For 
i nf ormati on and compl eteness, the grade of W i s pi aced on the students permanent record by 
the Off i ce of the Regi strar. The i nstructor wi 1 1 be notif i ed that the student has withdrawn from 
the course. This grade is not used i n any computation of qual ity poi nts or cumulative average 
total s at the end of the semester. 

• A U D denotes a student regi steri ng to audit a course or courses whi ch have been desi gnated as 
avail able under the audit opti on and in which space is avail able. The notation AUD will be 



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pl aced on the transcri pt for each course audi ted. A notati on to the effect that thi s symbol does 
not i imply attendance or any other effort i n the course wi 1 1 be i ncl uded on the transcri pt i n the 
expl anati on of the gradi ng system 

Additional Record Natations 

I n additi on to the above marks, there are provi si ons for other record or transcri pt notati ons that may 
be used based on university policy and individual circumstances. 

Duplicate course Used to i ndicate two courses with the same course content. The second course is 
counted i n the cumul ati ve total s unl ess an excepti on i s made by the dean. 

Excluded Credit (Exd Crd)i: Exd uded credit is noted when academic clemency has been granted. 

I ncompletes The mark of "I " is an exceptional mark that is an i nstructor option. It is given only to a 
student whose work i n a course has been qual i tati vd y sati sf actory, when, because of i 1 1 ness or other 
ci rcumstances beyond the students control , he or she has been unabl e to compl ete some smal I 
porti on of the work of the course. I n no case wi 1 1 the mark " I " be recorded for a student who has not 
compl eted the maj or porti on of the work of the course 

1. Thi s I ncompl ete Contract form must be submitted to the dean of the col I ege offeri ng the course 
withi n six weeks after the grade submission deadl i ne (if a grade hasn't al ready been submitted). If 
any I ncompl ete Contract isnt completed withi n the six week period, the i nstructor wi 1 1 convert the 
"I " to the appropriate grade. 

2. The student wi 1 1 remove the "I " by compl eti ng work assigned by the i nstructor; it is the students 
responsi bility to request arrangements for the compl eti on of the work. The work must be compl eted 
by the time stipulated in the contract, usually by the end of the next semester, but in any event, no 

I ater than one year. I f the remai ni ng work for the course as def i ned by the contract i s not compl eted 
on schedul e, the i nstructor wi 1 1 convert the " I " to the grade i ndi cated by the contract. 

3. Excepti ons to the stated deadl i ne may be granted by the student's dean ( i n negoti ati on wi th the 
faculty member or the faculty member's dean) upon the written request of the student if 

ci rcumstances warrant further dd ay. 

4. 1 f the i nstructor i s unavai I abl e, the department chai r, upon request of the student wi 1 1 make 

appropri ate arrangements for the student to compl ete the course requi rements. 

5. 1 1 i s the responsi bility of tine i nstructor or department chai r concerned to subrri t the grade 

prompti y upon compl eti on of the condi ti ons of the I ncompl ete Contract. 

6. The "I " cannot be removed through re-regi strati on for the course or through credit by 

exarri nation. An "I " mark is not used i n the computation of qual ity poi nts or cumulative grade poi nt 

averages. 

Non-appl icable (Non-Appl ): I n al I cases of transfer from one col I ege to another at the U ni versi ty of 
M aryl and, Col I ege Park, the dean of the reed vi ng col I ege, wi th the approval of the student, shal I 
i ndi cate whi ch courses, if any, i n the students previ ous academi c program are not appl i cabl e to hi s or 
her new program, and shal I notify the Off i ce of the Regi strar of the adj ustments that are to be made 
i n determi ni ng the students progress toward a degree. Dd eti ons may occur both i n credits attempted 
and correspondi ngly i n credits earned. This eval uation shal I be made upon the students i nitial entry 
i nto a new program not thereafter. I f a student transfers from one program to another, hi s or her 
record eval uati on shal I be made by the dean i n the same way as if he or she were transferri ng 
col I eges. I f the student subsequenti y transfers to a thi rd col I ege, the dean of the thi rd col I ege shal I 
make asirrilar initial adj ustment; courses marked non-appl i cabl e by the second dean may become 
appl i cabl e i n the thi rd program 



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Pass-Fail Policy 

Pass-Fail Policy: The f ol I owi ng Pass-Fai I policy was approved by the Board of Regents for 
i mpl errertati on begi nni ng with the Spri ng 1989 semester: 

1. To regi ster for a course under the pass-f ai I opti on, an undergraduate must have compl eted 30 or 
more credit hours of col lege credit with a GPA of at least 2.0. At least 15 of these credit hours must 
have been completed at the University of Maryland, College Park with a University of Maryland 
GPA of at least 2.0. 

2. Courses for whi ch thi s opti on appl i es must be d ecti ves i n the students program The courses may 
not be col I ege, maj or, f i d d of concentrati on, or general educati on program requi rements. 

3. Onl y one course per semester may be regi stered for under the pass-f ai I opti on. 

4. N o more than 12 semester hours of credi t may be taken under the pass-f ai I opti on duri ng a 
students col I ege career. 

5. Students may not choose thi s opti on when re- regi steri ng for a course 

6. When registering under the pass-fail option, a course that is passed will count as hours in the 
students record but wi 1 1 not be computed i n the grade poi nt average. A course that i s f ai I ed wi 1 1 
appear on the students record and wi 1 1 be computed both i n the overal I average and the semester 
average. 

7. Students regi steri ng for a course under the pass-f ai I opti on are requi red to compl ete al I regul ar 
course requi rements. Thd r work wi 1 1 be eval uated by the i nstructor by the normal procedure for 
letter grades. The instructor will submit the normal grade. ThegradesA+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, 
C-, D+, D or D- wi 1 1 automatical ly be converted by the Office of the Registrar to the grade P on the 
students permanent record. The grade F wi 1 1 remai n as gi ven. The choi ce of gradi ng opti on may be 
changed onl y duri ng the schedul e adj ustment peri od for courses i n whi ch the student i s currenti y 
registered. 

Incompletes 

The mark of 'I ' i s an excepti onal mark that i s an i nstructor opti on. 1 1 i s gi ven onl y to a student whose 
work i n a course has been qual i tati vd y sati sf actory, when, because of i 1 1 ness or other ci rcumstances 
beyond the students control , he or she has been unabl e to compl ete some smal I porti on of the work 
of the course. I n no case wi 1 1 the mark 'I ' be recorded for a student who has not compl eted the 
maj or porti on of the work of the course 

1. Thi s I ncompl ete Contract form must be submitted to the dean of the col I ege offeri ng the course 
withi n six weeks after the grade submission deadl i ne (if a grade hasn't al ready been submitted). If 
any I ncompl ete Contract isnt completed withi n the six week period, the i nstructor wi 1 1 convert the 'I ' 
to the appropri ate grade 

2. The student wi 1 1 remove the 'I ' by compl eti ng work assi gned by the i nstructor; it i s the students 
responsi bility to request arrangements for the compl eti on of the work. The work must be compl eted 
by the time stipulated in the contract, usually by the end of the next semester, but in any event, no 

I ater than one year. I f the remai ni ng work for the course as def i ned by the contract i s not compl eted 
on schedul e, the i nstructor wi 1 1 convert the 'I ' to the grade i ndi cated by the contract. 

3. Excepti ons to the stated deadl i ne may be granted by the students dean (i n negoti ati on with the 
faculty member or the faculty members dean) upon the written request of the student if 

ci rcumstances warrant further dd ay. 

4. 1 f the i nstructor i s unavai I abl e, the department chai r, upon request of the student wi 1 1 make 

appropri ate arrangements for the student to compl ete the course requi rements. 



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5. 1 1 i s the responsi bi I i ty of the i nstructor or department chai r concerned to subrri t the grade 

prompt] y upon compl eti on of the condi ti ons of the I ncorrpl ete Contract. 

6. The 'I ' cannot be removed through re- regi strati on for the course or through credit by 

exarri nation. An 'I ' mark is not used i n the computation of qual ity poi nts or cumulative grade poi nt 

averages. 

Computation of Grade Point Average 

G PA i s computed by di vi di ng the total number of qual i ty poi nts accumul ated i n courses for whi ch a 
grade of A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F, orXF has been assigned by the total 
number of credi ts attempted i n those courses. Courses for whi ch a mark of P, S, I , N G R or W has 
been assi gned are not i ncl uded i n computi ng the GPA . Each I etter grade has a numeri cal val ue 
A+=4, A =4, A- =3.7; B+=3.3, B=3, B- =2.7; C+=2.3, C=2, C- =1.7; D+=1.3, D=l, D- =0.7; F = 

0. Multiplyingthis val ue by the number of credi ts for a parti cul ar course gi ves the number of qual i ty 
poi nts earned for that course. 

See Repeat Pol i cy to deterrri ne the effect of repeated courses i n the cal cul ati on of GPA . 

Repeat Policy 

The f ol I owi ng Campus Repeat Pol i cy appl i es to A L L courses that may not be repeated for additi onal 
credit. 

1. The f ol I owi ng students are requi red to f ol I ow the new repeat poi i cy: 

a. All new freshmen who began at University of Maryland, Col lege Park Fall 1990and 
after. 

b. Transfer students from school s other than M aryl and community col I eges who began 
at University of Maryland, College Park, Fall 1990 and after. This includes transfer 
students from another U ni versi ty of M ary I and i nsti tuti on. 

2. There is a lirritto the number of times a student may repeat a course. Students may have one 
repeat of any course in which they earned an A +, A, A -, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, F, P, S, 
W, NGR or Audit; they cannot be registered (after the schedule adj ustment period) for any given 
course more than twi ce A students deans off i ce may grant an excepti on al I owi ng an additi onal 
course repeat. I n thi s case, students must present a pi an for successful I y compl eti ng the course. A 1 1 
attemptsvi 1 1 be counted toward the total I i rri t f or repeatabl e credi ts. 

Note Students may not choose the Pass-F ai I opti on when re-regi steri ng for a course or re-regi ster 
for a course in which a grade of I has been noted. 

3. Students may repeat no more than 18 credi ts. A ddi ti onal I y, i f a student wi thdraws from al I 
courses duri ng a semester, those courses are not i ncl uded i n thi s I i rrit. 

4. The grade poi nt average wi 1 1 i ncl ude al I attempts at a given course that result i n a grade of A +, A, 
A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-, or F. However, to help freshmen and transfer students adjust to 
the U ni versi ty of M aryl and, Col I ege Park, the f ol I owi ng two excepti ons al I ow for the cumul ati ve 

G PA to be cal cul ated so that onl y the hi gher grade i s i ncl uded: 

a. When the repeated course was taken withi n the students f i rst semester at U ni versi ty of 



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M aryl and, Col I ege Park, or 

b. When the repeated course was taken withi n the students f i rst 24 credit hours 
attempted (incl udi ng transfer credits) or withi n the semester duri ng whi ch the student 
reached the 24th credit hour attempted. Advanced Placement Exam credits do not count 
toward the 24 credit count. 

5. A ny grade earned i n pri or attempts of a repeated course wi 1 1 appear on the students transcri pt, 
regard ess of whether the grade i s dropped from or i ncl uded i n, the cumul ati ve grade poi nt 
average. 

6. Repeat by transfer: I f a student repeats by transfer a course that was taken before or duri ng the 
semester i n whi ch the student reached 24 credits attempted ( i ncl udi ng transfer credits) and the 
transfer grade i s hi gher, then the ori gi nal grade i n the course wi 1 1 be excl uded from the GPA 
calculation. 

a. I f the course was taken after the semester i n whi ch the student reached 24 credits attempted, the 
ori gi nal grade remai ns i n the G PA cal cul ati on. 

Repeat Policy Prior to Fall 199ft 

The f ol I owi ng students f ol I ow the previ ous/epeat pol i cy : 

• Students who began at University of Maryland, College Park, before the Fall 1990 semester 
( i ncl udi ng students who enter U ni versi ty of M aryl and, Col I ege Park for summer 1990) . 

• Transfer students who began at a M aryl and community col I ege before Fal I 1990. 

• U M B C Col I ege of E ngi neeri ng students who began before 1990. 

The highest grade received i n the repeated course is used to cal cul ate the GPA . A student may repeat 
any course; however no student may be regi stered for a course more than three ti mes. 
If a student repeats a course i n which he or she has al ready earned a mark of A, B, C, D, P, or S, the 
subsequent attempt shal I not i ncrease the total hours earned toward the degree. Onl y the hi ghest 
mark wi 1 1 be used i n computati on of the students cumul ati ve average. U nder unusual ci rcumstances, 
the students dean may grant an excepti on to thi s pol i cy . 



Academic Clemency Pdicy 

U ndergraduate students who return to the U ni versi ty of M aryl and, Col I ege Park i n pursui t of thei r 
i ni ti al baccal aureate degree after a separati on of f i ve cal endar years, may peti ti on the appropri ate 
dean to have a number of previ ousl y earned grades and credi ts removed from the cal cul ati on of thei r 
cumul ati ve grade poi nt average. U p to 16 credi ts and correspondi ng grades from courses previ ousl y 
compl eted at the U ni versi ty of M aryl and, Col I ege Park, wi 1 1 be removed from cal cul ati on of the 
grade poi nt average and wi 1 1 not be counted toward graduati on requi rements. The petiti on for 
clemency must be filed in the first semester of return to the institution. Approval is neither automatic 
nor guaranteed. 

Honors (Dean 1 s L ist) 

Semester Academic Honors (Dean's List) are awarded to students who - withi n any given semester 
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higher. This recognition is noted on the students academic record. 

PI ease N ote Courses wi th grades of P and S are excl uded from the cal cuati on. 

Academic Probation and Dismissal 

Consi stent wi th the U ni versi ty of M aryl and Student A cademi c Success - Degree Compl eti on Pol i cy, 
it is the intent of the University that its students make satisfactory progress toward their degree 
obj ecti ves, and achi eve acaderri c success. I f a student has sped al ci rcumstances that make i t 
i mpossi bl e to compl ete a normal course I oad, the student must meet with an advi sor to di scuss the 
ci rcumstances, the students pi ans for conti nued progress toward a degree, and the i mpl i cati ons for 
conti nued enrol I mart 

Thefol lowi ng guidd i nes for retention of students refer separately to semester (Fal I and Spri ng) and 
Wi nter or Summer terms: 

a. Acaderri c retard on i s based sol d y on grade poi nt average (GPA ) . A rri ni mum of 120 
successful I y completed course credits is requi red for graduation i n any degree curricul um 

I ndi vi dual col I eges, school s, and departments may establ i sh hi gher requi rements for graduati on. 
Students must consult the appropri ate col I ege, school , or department for specif i c i nformati on. 

b. Sati sf actory Performance i s def i ned as the achi evemert of a cumul ati ve G PA of 2. or above. 
Students whose semester G PA f al I s bd ow 2. are encouraged to meet wi th thd r advi sors regardi ng 
the devd opmert of a pi an that wi 1 1 appropri atd y respond to the students acaderri c difficulties and 

I ead to acaderri c i mprovement. I ndi vi dual col I eges, school s and departments may establ i sh separate 
requi rements for mandatory advi si ng. Students must consult the appropri ate col I ege, school , or 
department for specif i c i nformati on. 

c. U nsati sf actory Performance i s def i ned as the achi evemert of a cumul ati ve G PA of I ess than 2. 0. 
Students wi 1 1 be pi aced on A caderri c Probati on f ol I owi ng any semester i n whi ch a 2. cumul ati ve 
GPA is not achieved. Normally, students will be Academically Dismissed if they are unable to raise 
thd r cumulative GPA to 2.0 or higher at the end of thd r probationary semester. 

Academic Probation: 

Students wi 1 1 be placed on academic probation if thd r cumulative GPA fal Is bdow 2.0. Normal ly, 
student i s expected to attai n a 2. cumul ati ve G PA at the end of any probati onary semester. Students 
who fail to achi eve a 2.0 cumulative GPA attheendof thd r probati onary semester may be 
acaderri cal I y dismissed, depending on thd r credit I evd as detailed bdow. 

1. Students who have earned 60 credits or more will be dismissed from the University in the event 
thd r cumul ati ve G PA remai ns bd ow 2. at the end of thd r probati onary semester. Students who are 
on probation and attain a cumul ativeGPA of 2.0 at the end of a winter or summer term will not be 
subject to dismissal in the subsequent semester. 

2. Students who are on acaderri c probati on and have earned fewer than 60 credits wi 1 1 be permitted 
to conti nue on academic probation if a rri ni mum semester GPA of 2.0 is achieved i n each semester 
of probation. 

a. F ul I -ti me students must compl ete 9 or more credi ts i n each semester of probati on. A 
completed credit is def i ned as credit for any course i n which a student reed ves a grade 
of A+, A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, C-, D+, D, D-. F, P, or S. 



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b. Students who meet thi s requi remert wi 1 1 be pernritted to conti nue on probati on unti I 
the close of the semester (excl udi ng wi nter and summer terms) i n which they attai n a 
cumulative G PA of 2.0. 

c. However, students who are on probation wi 1 1 be dismissed if they have not achieved a 
cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the end of the semester in which they complete 60 credits. 

d. Students who are on probation and attai n a cumulative GPA of 2.0 at the end of a 
winter or summer term will not be subject to dismissal in the subsequent semester. 

3. The Off i ce of the Regi strar wi 1 1 notify students when they are pi aced on acaderri c probati on. Such 
notices wi 1 1 i ncl ude a requi remert that the students consult an academic advisor i n thei r col leges 
early i n the probationary semester and i n no event later than the begi nni ng of the early registration 
peri od for the next semester. The Off i ce of the Regi strar wi 1 1 notify the col I eges of students who are 
pi aced on acaderri c probati on and wi 1 1 note the acaderri c probati onary status on the students 
academic record. 

a. The acaderri c advi sors wi 1 1 assi st students i n devd opi ng appropri ate pi are for 
achi evi ng sati sf actory acaderri c performance. 

b. Students who are pi aced on probati on wi 1 1 not be al I owed to add or drop courses, or 
regi ster without the approval of an acaderri c advi sor i n thei r col I ege 

Academic Dismissal 

1. Students who have earned 60 or more credits wi 1 1 be dismissed if thei r cumulative GPA remai ns 
below 2.0 for two consecutive semesters (excl udi ng wi nter and summer terms). Students who attai n 
a cumulative GPA of 2.0 in the preceding winter or summer term will not be subject to dismissal. 

2. Students who have earned fewer than 60 credi ts will be di srri ssed f ol I owi ng any probati onary 
semester in which they fail to attain a mini mum 2.0 semester GPA and complete the requi site credits 
detai I ed under A caderri c Probati on. Students who attai n a cumul ati ve G PA of 2. i n the precedi ng 
wi nter or summer term wi 1 1 not be subject to dismissal . 

3. Students who have been academical ly dismissed and who are rei nstated wi 1 1 be academical ly 
dismissed again if a cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 is not achieved by the end of the first semester 
after rei nstatement. Rei nstated students wi 1 1 not be al I owed to add or drop courses, or to regi ster 
duri ng any semester without the approval of an acaderri c advi sor i n thei r col I ege, unl ess a 
cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 is achieved. 

4. The Office of the Regi strar will notify the appropri ate University off ices when students are 
acaderri cal I y di srri ssed and wi 1 1 note the di srri ssal on the student's acaderri c record. 

5. The Student Success Off i ce wi 1 1 notify students vi a emai I . The emai I wi 1 1 i ncl ude a statement that 
regi strati on for the next semester (excl udi ng wi nter or summer terms) wi 1 1 be cancel ed. 
Application for Academic Reinstatement 

1. Students who have been dismissed may apply to the Faculty Petition Board for rei nstatement on 
the grounds of nritigati ng ci rcumstances, such as ( i ) demonstrated progress toward a degree by 
successful compl eti on of 24 degree-appl i cabl e credits i n the precedi ng year, (i i ) conti nui ng 
i mprovement i n the cumul ati ve grade poi nt average, and ( i i i ) progress i n general educati on and 
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2. The appl i cati on for rei nstatement must i nd ude a written statement expl ai ni ng the ci rcumstances 

I eadi ng to di srri ssal and a proposed pi an to remedy those ci rcumstances. Students are encouraged to 
consult with thei r acaderri c advi sors pri or to subrritti ng the; r appl i cati ons to the Faculty Petiti on 
Board. 

3. A ppl i cati ons for rei nstatement can be compl eted at http://studentsuccess. umd.edu. 
Faculty Petition Board: 

1. The Student Success Off i ce i s responsi bl e for subrritti ng the rei nstatement appl i cati ons for revi ew 
to the Faculty Petiti on Board, whi ch i s compri sed of tenured faculty appoi nted by the Seni or V i ce 
President for Academic Affairs and Provost. The Board is the sole arbiter of reinstatement 
applications. 

2. The Faculty Petiti on Board has the di screti on to establ i sh the terms for rei nstatement, i nd udi ng 
the requi rements for achi evi ng acaderri c i mprovement and devd opi ng an acaderri c pi an for success. 

3. The Student Success Off i ce wi 1 1 forward the Boards deci si on to students at the r permanent 
addresses. 

Dismissal of Delinquent Students 

The university reserves the right to request at any time the withdrawal of a student who cannot or 
does not mai ntai n the requi red standard of schol arshi p, or whose conti nuance i n the uni versi ty woul d 
be detri mental to hi s or her health, or the health of others, or whose conduct i s not sati sfactory to the 
authori ti es of the uni versi ty. Additi onal i nf ormati on about the di srri ssal of dd i nquent students may 
be found i n the Code of Student Conduct. 

Attendance and Assessment/Exam nations 

Attendance 

Medically Necessitated Absences from Class 

1. The university expects each student to take full responsibility for his or her academic work and 
acaderri c progress. The student, to progress sati sf actori I y, must meet al I of the requi rements of 
each course for whi ch he or she i s regi stered. Students are expected to attend d asses regul arl y, 
for consi stent attendance offers the most effecti ve opportuni ty open to al I students to gai n 
command of the concepts and materi al s of thd r courses of study. Except as provi ded bd ow, 
absences wi 1 1 not be used i n the computati on of grades, and the recordi ng of student absences 
wi 1 1 not be requi red of the faculty. 

2. It is the policy of the university to excuse the absences of students that result from the 
fol lowi ng causes: i 1 1 ness of the student, or i 1 1 ness of a dependent as defi ned by Board of 
Regents pol i cy on f ami I y and medi cal I eave; rd i gi ous observance (where the nature of the 
observance prevents the student from bd ng present duri ng the d ass peri od); parti ci pati on i n 
uni versi ty acti vi ti es at the request of uni versi ty authori ti es; and compd I i ng ci rcumstance 
beyond the students control . Students d ai rri ng excused absence must appl y i n wri ti ng and 

f urni sh documentary support for thd r asserti on that absence resulted from one of these causes. 

3. 1 n some courses, attendance and i n-cl ass parti ci pati on are ongoi ng requi rements and an 
i ntegral part of the work of the course. I n other courses, occasi onal i n-cl ass assessments may 
occur, someti mes without advance noti ce. 1 1 i s the responsi bi I ity of the i nstructor to i nf orm 
each class at the begi nni ng of the semester of the nature of i n-cl ass parti ci pati on expected and 
the effect of absences on the eval uati on of the students work i n the course. 



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4. A bsences i n courses where i n-cl ass parti ci pati on i s a si gnif i cart part of the work of the course 
shal I be hand ed by the i nstructor i n the course i n accordance with the general pol i cy of hi s or 
her academic unit. 

5. Permanent changes i n the schedul ingor I ocati on of cl asses must be approved by the chai r, the 
di rector or the dean of the department, non-departmental i zed school or col I ege, as appropri ate 

6. The uni versi ty shal I excuse cl ass absences that resul t from a students i 1 1 ness, provi ded the 
student compl i es with the procedures bel ow. Procedures vary dependi ng on the I ength and 
frequency of the absence and whether the absence occurs duri ng a M aj or Schedul ed Gradi ng 
Event. 

7. Major Scheduled Grading Events and Prolonged Absences Instructors shal I identify in 
writing all Major Scheduled Grading Events pertaining to each course at the beginning of the 
semester. Students who nri ss a M aj or Schedul ed Gradi ng Event due to i 1 1 ness or who have a 
prol onged absence due to i 1 1 ness ( mul ti pi e consecuti ve absences due to the same i 1 1 ness) shal I 
be requi red to provi de hi s or her i nstructor with written documentati on of the i 1 1 ness from the 
University Health Center or from his or her own health care provider. The University Health 
Center or health care provi der shal I verify dates of treatment and i ndi cate the dates the student 
was unabl e to meet acadenri c responsi bi I iti es. 

8. Excused Absences from Class. Except duri ng a M ajor Scheduled Gradi ng Event, students may 
be excused from asinglel ecture, recitati on or I aboratory sessi on one ti me per course per 
semester for a medically necessitated reason. The student should make a reasonable attempt to 
inform the instructor of his/her illness prior to thed ass, and present his or her instructor with a 
self-signed note attesti ng to the date of his or her i 1 1 ness. This note must i ncl ude an 
acknowledgement: (a) that the information provided is true and correct, and (b) that the 
student understands that provi di ng f al se i nf ormati on to U ni versi ty off i ci al s i s a vi ol ati on of 
Part 9(h) of the Code of Student Conduct. 

9. Written Absence Policies. Students who have more than one non-consecutive medically 
necessitated absence should comply with the requi rements of the written absence pol icy 
appl i cabl e to each cl ass. I nstructors shal I adopt a wri tten pol i cy addressi ng non-consecuti ve 
student absences for medi cal I y necessi tated reasons at the begi nni ng of each semester. 

I nstructors shoul d specify the nature of i nf ormati on and the documentati on they requi re from 
students. 
10. Resol uti on of Probl ems. A student who wi shes to contest a deci si on by the i nstructor shoul d 
consul t wi th the i nstructor's Department C hai r and the Dean's Offi ce of the col I ege as 
necessary. 



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Assessment 

1. The university provi des students with excused absences the opportunity to reschedul e si gnif i cant 
assessments, except in cases where the nature of the assessment precluded the possibility of 
reschedul i ng, OR to perform a substitute assignment without penalty. An i nstructor is not under 
obi i gati on to offer a substi tute assi gnment or to gi ve a student a make- up assessment unl ess the 
f ai I ure to perform was due to an excused absence, that i s, due to i 1 1 ness (of the student or a 
dependent), rd i gi ous observance (where the nature of the observance prevents the student from 
being present during the class period), participation in university activities at the request of 
uni versi ty authori ti es, or compel I i ng ci rcumstances beyond the students control . Students cl ai nri ng 
excused absence must appl y i n wri ti ng and f urni sh documentary support for thei r asserti on that 
absence resulted from one of these causes. 



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The make-up assessment or substitute assignment must beat a time and place mutually agreeableto 
the i instructor and student, cover onl y the materi al for whi ch the student was ori gi nal I y responsi bl e, 
and be at a comparabl e I evd of diff i culty with the ori gi nal assessment. I n the event that a group of 
students requi res the same make-up assessment or substitute assi gnment, one ti me and pi ace may be 
schedul ed. The make-up assessment or substitute assi gnment must not i nterfere with the students 
regul arl y schedul ed cl asses or i n-cl ass f i nal exarri nati on. 

Students who have a concern regardi ng rdigi ous observances shoul d see thei r i nstructors at the start 
of the semester. Although the university attempts to accommodate the religious beliefs of all of its 
members, it f uncti ons withi n a secul ar envi ronment and i s I i nrited i n the extent to whi ch it can 
i nterrupt its normal operati ons. The presi dent shal I deterrri ne when it i s appropri ate for the campus 
community to restri ct reschedul i ng exarri nati ons or other si gnif i cant assessments on the dates of 
rd i gi ous observance. 

At thi s ti me, exami nati ons or other si gnif i cant assessments may not be schedul ed on Rosh 
H oshanah, Y om K i ppur, Good F ri day, or the f i rst two days of Passover. 

I n cases of di spute, the student may appeal to the chai r, the di rector or the dean of the department, 
noi>departmental i zed school or col I ege off eri ng the course wi thi n one week from the date of the 
refusal to schedul e a make-up assessment. I n those i nstances where the i nstructor i s the chai r, 
di rector or dean, the appeal shal I be made to the next hi gher adrri ni strati ve offi cer, whose deci si on 
shall befinal. 

2. The student must notify hi s or her i nstructor of the reason for absence as soon as possi bl e Where 
the reason for absence from a schedul ed assessment i s known wd I i n advance (for exampl e, i n cases 
of rd igious observance or parti ci pati on i n university activities at the request of university 
authoriti es), the student must i nf orm the i nstructor by the end of the schedul e adj ustment peri od. 

Pri or noti f i cati on i s especi al I y i important i n connecti on wi th f i nal exarri nati ons, si nee f ai I ure to 
reschedul e a f i nal exarri nati on before concl usi on of the f i nal exarri nati on peri od may result i n I oss 
of credits duri ng the semester. Where the reason i s not known wd I i n advance (for exampl e, i n cases 
of i 1 1 ness or compd I i ng ci rcumstances beyond the students control ), the student must i nf orm the 
i nstructor as soon as the reason devd ops, or as soon as possi bl e after its devd opment. 

3. Ordi nari I y, assessments are gi ven duri ng cl ass hours i n accordance wi th the regul arl y schedul ed 
(or offi ci al I y arranged) ti me and pi ace of each course. N o I ess than seven cal endar days noti ce shal I 
be given for assessments scheduled at other times and pi aces. 1 1 shal I be the instructors responsibility 
to ensure that the change i n schedul e does not i nterfere wi th any students regul arl y schedul ed cl asses 
or in-class final examinations. It is the responsi bi I ity of the student to be informed concerning the 
dates of announced qui zzes, tests, and exarri nati ons. Performance assessments may take a vari ety of 
forms and need not be classroom- based written exarri nations. 

4. A f i nal exami nation shal I be given i n every undergraduate course. Exceptions may be made with 
the written approval of the chai r, the di rector or the dean of the department, non-departmental ized 
school or college, as appropri ate However, a students final course grade shal I be based on a 
combi nati on assessments that is at I east the equivalent of a comprehensive final examination. No 

f i nal exami nation or equivalent may be given or due duri ng the last week of classes. AIM n-cl ass 
fi nal exami nations must be hdd on the date and at theti me listed i n the official f i nal exami nation 
schedul e Out-of -cl ass fi nal exarri nati on or equi val ent assessments shal I be due on the date and at a 
ti me listed i n the official f i nal exarri nation schedule. 

5. A student may seek to reschedulef i nal exanri nations so that he or she has no more than three (3) 
examinations on any given day. It isthe responsibility of the student to initiate the rescheduling or 
be responsi bl e for taki ng the exanri nati on as ori gi nal I y schedul ed. When reschedul i ng i s desi red, the 
student shoul d f i rst contact hi s or her cl ass i nstructor(s) . A student who encounters diff i culty 
reschedul i ng exarri nations with his or her i nstructors is advised to contact his or her respective 
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6. The chai r, the di rector or the dean of the department, roi>departmental i zed school or col I ege, as 
appropri ate, i s responsi bl e for the adequate adrri ni strati on of assessments i n courses under hi s or her 
jurisdiction. 

7. No in-class assessment shall exceed the allotted time for a regularly scheduled class period. Inthe 
case of i n-class f i nal exarri nations, theti me al lotted shal I not exceed the scheduled fi nal 
examination period. 

8. Each student shal I be gi ven the i nstructi ons and performance requi rements for al I assessments 

i ntended to requi re more than one- half cl ass peri od i n a form transl atabl e to hard copy, unl ess the 
chai r, the di rector or the dean of the department, non-departmental i zed school or col I ege, as 
appropriate, has authorized another procedure. The i nstructi ons and requi rements of the assessment 
shal I be archi ved i n an appropri ate medi um i n a sui tabl e pi ace 

9. The f ol I owi ng rul es shal I govern al I i n-cl ass exarri nati ons, unl ess the i nstructor for a specif i c 
course sti pul ates alternate rul es for that course. A breach of any of the rul es shal I constitute 
disruption of class, a disciplinary offense (Code of Student Conduct, section 9.m), or may serve as 
the basis of an allegation of academic dishonesty. 

a. Students arri vi ng I ate for an exarri nati on may not unreasonabl y di srupt the 
examination room 

b. Students must leave all unauthorized materials (eg., books, notes, calculators) with 
the proctor before bei ng seated. 

c. Where seati ng arrangements are establ i shed by proctors, student must conform to 
these arrangements. 

d. Students may not return to an exarri nati on room after I eavi ng, unl ess perrri ssi on to do 
so has been granted by the proctor pri or to the students departure 

e Students must cease conversati on pri or to the passi ng out of exarri nati on papers and 
mai ntai n si lence duri ng the end re exarri nation period. 

f . Students must pi ace exarri nati on papers face down on the writi ng desk unti I the 
exarri nati on i s off i ci al I y begun by the proctor. 

g. Students must keep exarri nati on papers flat on the writing desk at all times. 

h. Students at an exarri nati on must be prepared to show current uni versi ty i denti f i cati on. 

10. Each faculty member i s to retai n, for one f ul I semester after a course i s ended, the students 
f i nal assessments i n the appropri ate medi um I f a faculty member goes on I eave for a semester or 

I onger, or I eaves the uni versi ty, the f i nal assessments and grade records for the course must be I eft 
with the chai r, the di rector or the dean of the department, non-departmental ized school or col lege, as 
appropriate. 

Statement on Classroom Climate 

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cl assroom atmosphere that encourages the equitabl e parti ci pati on of al I students. Patterns of 
i nteracti on i n the cl assroom between the faculty member and students and among the students 
themsd ves may i inadvertent] y communi cate preconcepti ons about student abilities based on age, 
disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin, race, religion, or sexual orientation. These patterns are 
due i n part to the di ff erences the students themsd ves bri ng to the cl assroom C I assroom i nstructors 
shoul d be parti cul arl y sensi ti ve to bei ng equi tabl e i n the opportuni ti es they provi de students to 
answer questions in class, to contribute their own ideas, and to participate fully in projects in and 
outsi de of the cl assroom. 

Of equal i mportance to equity i n the cl assroom i s the need to attend to potenti al deval uati on of 
students that can occur by reference to demeani ng stereotypes of any group and/or overl ooki ng the 
contri buti ons of a parti cul ar group to the topi c under di scussi on. J oki ng at the expense of any group 
creates an i nhospitabl e envi ronmert and i s i nappropri ate. M oreover, i n provi di ng eval uati ons of 
students, i t i s essenti al that i nstructors avoi d di storti ng these eval uati ons wi th preconcei ved 
expectati ons about the i ntd I ectual capaciti es of any group. 

It is the responsi bi I ity of i ndi vidual faculty members to review thd r classroom behaviors, and those 
of any teachi ng assi starts they supervi se, to ensure that students are treated equi tabl y and not 
di scouraged or deval ued based on thd r differences. Resources for sdf-eval uati on and trai ni ng for 
f acul ty members on cl assroom cl i mate and i nteracti on patterns are avai I abl e from the Offi ce of 
Human Rd ati ons. 

Transfer Credit 

For current University of Maryland, College Park students 

The Offi ce of the Regi strar posts al I transfer credit that woul d be acceptabl e to any of the degree 
programs atthe University of Maryland, College Park. The dean of the col lege in which the student 
i s enrol I ed determi nes whi ch transfer credits are appl i cabl e to the student's degree program I n 
general , credit from acaderri c courses taken at i nstituti ons of hi gher educati on accredited by a 
regi onal accredit] ng associ ati on wi 1 1 transfer, provi ded that the course i s compl eted with at I east a 
grade of C- and the course i s si rri I ar i n content and I evd to work offered at Col I ege Park. The titi e 
of courses accepted for transfer credit wi 1 1 be noted on the students record; however, the grade wi 1 1 
not. G rades from transferred courses are not i ncl uded i n the U ni versi ty of M aryl and, Col I ege Park, 
grade poi nt average cal cul ati on. See chapter 1 for additi onal i nf ormati on. 
Courses taken at other institutions \AHiileattending the University of Maryland, Col I ege Park 

L Courses taken at another institution may not be credited toward a degree without approval i n 
advance by the dean of the col I ege from whi ch the student expects a degree. The same rul e appl i es to 
registration i n the summer program of another i nstituti on. Permission to Enrol I i n Another 

1 nstituti on forms are avai I abl e i n the offi ce of the students dean. Thi s form must be submitted and 
approved by the col I ege for any course whi ch wi 1 1 eventual I y be added to the uni versi ty transcri pt. 

2 Courses taken at other University of Maryland I institutions 

For students who began thd r attendance at the University of Maryland, CollegeParkinFall 1989 or 
later, al I course work taken at any U ni versity System of M aryl and i nstituti on wi 1 1 be posted as 
transfer credit. For al I students who attended M aryl and pri or to Fal 1 1989, courses taken at another 
University of Maryland Board of Regents institution (UMBC, UMAB, UMES, UMUC) priortoFall 
1989 will beincludedinthecumulativeGPA. Courses taken at any other institution may not be 
credited toward a degree without advance approval . See #L above for i nf ormati on. 



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3. USM Concurrent I nter-l institutional Registration Program 

U ni versi ty undergraduate students parti ci pati ng i n the Concurrent I nter- 1 nsti tuti onal Regi strati on 
Program shoul d obtai n perrri ssi on from thd r dean. Course work counts as resi dent credit. Students 
participating inthis program must be enrol led full timein a degree program at University of 
M aryl and, Col I ege Park, for the semester i n whi ch these courses are taken. 

4 Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area 

Courses taken through the Consorti um are consi dered to be resi dent credi t. See 
www. regi strar. umd.edu/current/regi strati on/consorti um html for more i nf ormati on. 

Transfer C redit Center 

TheTransfer Credit Center provi des arti cul ati on i nf ormati on and assi stance to students and transfer 
advisors. M ore i information is avai lable i n the section on Transfer Admission i n chapter 1 and on the 
i nternet at www.tce.umd.edu . 

Graduation Applications and Ccmmencanent Honors 

Graduation Applications 

Each candi date for a degree or certif i cate must f i I e a formal appl i cati on with the Off i ce of the 
Regi strar. The deadl i ne for appl i cati on i s the end of the schedul e adj ustment peri od for the semester 
i n whi ch the student pi ans to graduate, or at the end of the f i rst week of the second summer sessi on 
for August degrees. 

I n al I cases, graduation appl icati ons must bef i led at the begi nni ng of the students f i nal semester 
before recei vi ng a degree. The graduati on appl i cati ons are avai I abl e on the i nternet at 
www.my.umd.edu or at the Regi strar's Off i ce, 1st f I oor M itchd I B ui I di ng. 

Ccrrrnencement Honors 

Summa cum I aude, magna cum I aude and cum I aude are the hi ghest commencement honors that the 
University bestows for sustained excellence in scholarship. They are awarded to the top 10% of all 
students graduati ng i n each col I ege over the course of a year. Summa cum I aude i s awarded to 
students with a G PA equal to the hi ghest two percent of al I col I ege graduates over the past three 
terms, magna cum I aude to the next hi ghest three percent, and cum I aude to the f ol I owi ng f i ve 
percent. To be d igi blefor this recognition, at least 60 semester hours must be earned at the 
uni versi ty or at a program i n whi ch credi t earned i s counted as U ni versi ty of M aryl and, Col I ege 
Park, resi dent credi t ( contact the Offi ce of the Regi strar to deterrri ne program eligibility). No more 
than 6 credi ts taken pass/f ai I or sati sf actory/f ai I shal I count toward the60-hourminimumNo 
student wi th a grade- poi nt average of I ess than 3. 3 wi 1 1 be consi dered for a corrrriencement honor. 
B ecause grades for a term general I y are offi ci al I y recorded after the term's graduati on day, 
computati on of the students GPA wi 1 1 not i ncl ude grades for courses taken duri ng the students f i nal 
semester at the university. However, the hours taken duri ng that semester wi 1 1 apply toward the 
60- hour requirement. 

Election to Phi Beta Kappa 

Organized i n 1776, Phi Beta Kappa is the oldest and most widely respected academic honorary 
society in the United States. I nvitation to membership is based on outstanding scholastic 
achievement i n studies of the I i beral arts and sciences. Student members are chosen enti rdy on the 
basi s of acaderri c excd I ence; nd ther extracurri cul ar I eadershi p nor servi ce to the communi ty i s 
considered. Electionishddtwiceayear, onceinthefall and once in the spring semester. 



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The process for election to Phi Beta Kappa involves a review in November for those who graduated 
the previ ous A ugust or those who wi 1 1 graduate i n December, and a revi ew i n M arch for those 
graduati ng i n M ay. For j uni ors the revi ew occurs i n M arch. The revi ew i s conducted by a sd ect 
committee of faculty members representi ng the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. 
The committee revi ews transcri pts of al I students with qual ifyi ng grade poi nt averages. Whether a 
student qual if ies for membershi p i n Phi Beta Kappa depends on the quality, depth, and breadth of 
thestudents record in liberal courses. The final decision for election rests with the faculty committee 
and faculty Phi Beta Kappa members. 

Attention Students who are under the General Education Program Requirements 

• The way in which Phi Beta Kappa criteria will apply to courses in the General Education 
Program ( www.gened. umd.edu/f or-stLidents/gened-students. php ) i s bei ng deterrri ned. A ny 
changes to the criteri a wi 1 1 be posted at: www.uast.umd.edu/pbk . html as soon as known. 

• A 1 1 new freshmen starti ng f al I 2012 are under the General Educati on Requi rements. 

• Transfer and other students shoul d vi sit: 
www.gened.umd.edu/dcicuments/GenEcTransferPoli^.pcIf t o deterrri ne whether they are 
under CORE or General Education Program Requi rements. 

Requi rements for consideration of membership in Phi Beta Kappa at the University of Maryland, 
Col I ege Park campus chapter i ncl ude 

1 Grade Point Average: For seniors a grade point average of at I east 3. 75 overall as well asinall 

1 i beral arts and sci ences courses taken. For j uni ors the rri ni mum grade poi nt average i s at I east 

3. 85. N ati onal PB K rul es, however, requi re that no more than 20 percent of the students d ected i n 
any one year can be j uni ors, so the actual rri ni mum grade poi nt average for j uni or adrri ssi on may be 
higher than 3.85. 

2 Residence At least 60 credit hours must betaken at the University of Maryland, College Park. 

3. Liberal Courses For seniors, at least 90 credit hours i n courses i n the I i beral arts and sciences 
(where " I i beral " courses are to be di sti ngui shed from prof essi onal or techni cal courses), at I east 45 
of which must betaken at the University of Maryland, College Park. For juniors, at least 75 total 
credit hours must be compl eted, at I east 60 of whi ch are i n courses i n the I i beral arts and sci ences; of 
these, at I east 45 must be taken at the U ni versi ty of M aryl and, Col I ege Park. Students woul d 
ordi nari I y be maj ors i n one of the programs i n the I i beral arts and sci ences. H owever, students wi th 
the requi si te number of I i beral credi t hours can be adrri tted i f they have compl eted at I east 5 courses 
( 15 credi t hours or more) for seni ors and f or j uni ors i n a si ngl e I i beral arts and sci ences 
department/program at U M CP. 

4 Requi red courses One semester of mathemati cs, whi ch must be f ul f i 1 1 ed by col I ege- 1 evd credi t 
hours (i ncl udi ng AP or I B credit, but not exemption by SAT), and two col lege semesters of the same 
fordgn language at the dementary levd, or at least one semester above that levd . The language 
requi rement may al so be sati sf i ed by compl eti on of four years of the same I anguage other than 
E ngl i sh at the hi gh-school I evd or above, or the equi val ent. Students wi th such a ford gn I anguage 
background who wish to be considered for admission to Phi Beta Kappa should notify the Phi Beta 
Kappa off i ce (2110 M ari e M ount Hal I ) i n writi ng and provi de the appropri ate documentati on (an 
off i ci al hi gh school transcri pt) pri or to the month of consi derati on. J uni ors provi di ng I ate 
documentati on (after M arch 1) wi 1 1 be consi dered onl y as seni ors. 

5b Distribution: The credit hours presented for Phi Beta Kappa must contai n at least ni ne I i beral 
arts credit hours in each of the three foil owing areas: (a) arts and humanities, (b) behavioral and 
sod al sci ences, (c) natural sci ences and mathemati cs ( i ncl udi ng a I aboratory sci ence course) . The 



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I aboratory sci ence course cannot be f ulf i 1 1 eel by A P or I B credit. A 1 1 the courses i n at I east two of the 
three requi red areas must be compl eted at the U ni versi ty of M aryl and, Col I ege Park, and i n the 
remai ni ng area no more than one A P or I B course can be used to f ulf i 1 1 the requi rement. I n general , 
Phi Beta Kappa wi 1 1 accept the CORE classifi cati on of courses. I n sati sfyi ng the di stri buti on 
requi rement, however, a maxi mum of one course that sati sf i es multi pi e CORE categori es, al I otted to 
the categoi7 that lid ps the student the most, can be used. APorIB Hi story courses will be 
consi dered as sati sfyi ng onl y the arts and humani ti es requi rement. 

Students wi th more chal I engi ng courses and moderate! y hi gh grade poi nt averages are preferred by 
the committee to those with hi gher grade poi nt averages but a narrow range of courses. M i ni mal 
qual if i cati ons i n more than one area may preel ude d ecti on to Phi Beta Kappa. 

Recommended Criteria I ncl ude 

• Regul ar grades ( rather than pass/f ai I ) i n mathemati cs, ford gn I anguage courses, and 
distribution areas. 

• Some traditi onal sod al sci ences and humani ti es courses that requi re written essays and papers. 
( N ote that i nternshi ps may be counted as prof essi onal courses and not as I i beral courses) . 

M eeti ng the above requi rements does not guarantee d ecti on to Phi Beta Kappa. The j udgment of the 
resi dent faculty members of Phi Beta Kappa on the qual ity, depth, and breadth of the students record 
i s the deci di ng factor i n every case A ny questi ons about criteri a for d ecti on to Phi Beta Kappa 
( i ncl udi ng equi val ency exanri rati ons i n ford gn I anguages) shoul d be di rected to the Phi B eta K appa 
Office, Dr. Denis Sullivan, and 301-405-8986. 



Decree Information 
Decree Requirements 

The requi rements for graduati on vary accordi ng to the character of work i n the different col I eges, 
school s, departments and acaderri c units. 1 1 i s the responsi bi I ity of the col I eges, school s, 
departments and other acaderri c uni ts to establ i sh and publ i sh cl earl y def i ned degree requi rements. 
Responsi bi I ity for knowi ng and meeti ng al I degree requi rements for graduati on i n any curri cul um 
rests wi th the student. Sped f i c degree requi rements are I i sted i n thi s catal og under the col I ege and/or 
department as appropri ate. 

Each student should check with the proper academic authorities no later than the close of the j uni or 
year to ascertai n hi s or her standi ng with respect to advancement toward a degree. For thi s purpose, 
each student shoul d be sure to revi ew the r semester grades and unoff i ci al transcri pt on the M yU M 
website ( www.my.umd.edu ) at the cl ose of each semester or request a semester grade report. 

L Residency Requirement 

a. A 1 1 candi dates for undergraduate degrees from the U ni versi ty of 

M aryl and, Col I ege Park, must take a rri ni mum of 15 credits i n courses 
nurrbered 300 or above, i ncl udi ng at I east 12 credits i n the maj or f i d d. 

b. A 1 1 candi dates for undergraduate degrees from the U ni versi ty of 

M aryl and, Col I ege Park must take a rri ni mum of 30 credits i n resi dence 
N ormal I y these 30 credi ts wi 1 1 be the f i nal 30 credi ts counted toward the 



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degree. However, credits from University-approved study abroad and 
i nternshi p programs, and a maxi mum of 6 credits that are not part of such 
programs, may be i ncl uded i n the f i nal 30 if approved i n advance by the 
dean of the acaderri c uni t from whi ch the student expects to recei ve the 
degree. 

Z Enrollment in Majors 

A student who is eligible to remain at the University of Maryland, College Park, may transfer 
among curri cul a, col I eges, or other acaderri c units except where I i rritati ons on enrol I ments have 
been approved. By the ti me they compl ete 60 credits, students are expected to decl are a 
degree-granti ng maj or. Students must be enrol I ed i n the maj or program from whi ch they pi an to 
graduate, when regi steri ng for the f i nal fifteen hours of the baccal aureate program Thi s requi remert 
al so appl i es to the thi rd year of the combi ned, pre- prof essi onal degree programs. A I so see 
i nf ormati on on doubl e maj ors and doubl e degrees d sewhere i n thi s chapter. 
3. C reef t Requi rements 

N o baccal aureate degree wi 1 1 be awarded i n i nstances where fewer than 120 credi t hours have been 
earned. M any undergraduate curri cul a at the U ni versi ty of M aryl and, Col I ege Park, requi re more 
than 120 credits. It is the responsi bi I ity of each student to farri I iarize hi msdf or herself with the 
requi rements of parti cul ar curri cul a. The student i s urged to seek advi ce on these matters from the 
departments, col I eges, or the Off i ce of the Dean for U ndergraduate Studi es. To earn a baccal aureate 
from the U ni versi ty of M aryl and, Col I ege Park, a rri ni mum of 30 credi ts must be taken i n resi dence 
(see above). 

4 Grade Point Average 

A rri ni mum cumulative 2.0 grade poi nt average is requi red for graduation i n al I curricula. A higher 
average may be requi red by the i ndi vi dual department, col I ege, school , or program 

Students who matriculated to theUniversity in Fall 2012 and after must have a mini mum C (2.00) 
cumul ati ve grade poi nt average across al I courses used to sati sf y maj or degree requi rements, rri nor 
requirements, and undergraduate certificate requi rements. Individual department, college, school, or 
program requi rements may exceed thi s mi ni mum 
5b Completion of I nterrupted Degree 

Students whose regi strati on at the U ni versi ty of M aryl and, Col I ege Park, has I apsed for more than 10 
years shal I be requi red to compl ete a rri ni mum of 15 credit hours at Col I ege Park after thei r return 
to campus i n order to earn a baccal aureate degree. 

Recommendati ons about courses needed to sati sfy the remai ni ng degree requi rements wi 1 1 be made 
at the department I evd , with approval of the Dean's Off i ce requi red. The reason for requi ri ng these 
credi ts i s that many f i d ds change suffi ci end y i n 10 years to requi re that students take current courses 
if they are to be awarded a current degree. Excepti ons to the requi remert for a rri ni mum of 15 
credits earned at Col I ege Park upon return to the campus can be recommended by the Deans for 
approval i n the Off i ce of the V i ce Presi dent for A caderri c Aff ai rs. 

Student Academic Success- De^ee Completion Policy 

The goal of the Student Acaderri c Success- Degree Compl eti on Pol i cy i s to promote undergraduate 
student success. The poi i cy establ i shes a structured framework to gui de al I students to compl eti on of 
an undergraduate degree withi n a reasonabl e peri od of ti me Acaderri c units provi de 4-year 
tempi ates that students can use to devd op a program of study that wi 1 1 meet the course requi rements 
for a degree. Students are responsi bl e for devd opi ng pi ans of study, wi th the assi stance of thd r 



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acadenri c advi sers. A caderri c units monitor student progress and assi st students at ri sk of f al I i ng 
behi nd benchmarks i n the r pi ans. The pol i cy i n essence establ i shes a process to provi de a pathway 
to compl eti on of a degree for each student, i ni ti al I y created and then adj usted over ti me as needed to 
meet each students parti cular circumstances. The pol icy is described in more detail in the section on 
Academic Advising. (References to the pol icy www.ugst.urTrl.edu/acadernicsuccess.html and to 
frequentiy asked questions: www. ugst. umd.edu/faqs-successpol i cy , html ). 



Minors 

M i nors afford students the opportunity to pursue a I i rrited but structured concentrati on i n a coherent 
field of study outside their major. The minor may bea truncated version of a major or a distinctive 
i ntd lectual subset of a disci pi i ne M i nors are not offered i n every field of study. Students should 
i nqui re with departments for current avai labi I ity of nri nors or see i ndi vidual I isti ngs on this site 
The structures of nri nors vary i n detai I , but, with rare excepti ons, they al I requi re no fewer than 15 
and no more than 24 credits with at I east 9 credits in upper di vision courses (300 1 evd or above). No 
more than six credits (or two courses) may be appl ied to satisfy both the requi rements of a nri nor 
and a maj or program N o course may be used to sati sf y the requi rements of more than one nri nor. 
All courses taken for a rrirx)rrrijst be corrpleted with a rrini mum grade of C-. A nrinimumC (2.00) 
cumul ati ve grade poi nt average across al I courses used to sati sf y the nri nor i s al so requi red. 
To ensure appropri ate acadenri c advi si ng, students who wi sh to pursue a nri nor shoul d i nf orm both 
the col lege responsi blefor thei r major and the unit offeri ng the nri nor as early as possi ble, but i n no 
case I ater than one f ul I acadenri c year before the expected date of graduati on. When a student has 
compl eted al I requi rements for the rri nor, the unit offeri ng the nri nor shal I notify the students 
col I ege, whi ch veri f i es that the student has met al I requi rements and off i ci al I y noti f i es the Regi strar's 
Off i ce. The compl eti on of a nri nor i s posted on the students off i ci al transcri pt onl y when the student 
compl etes al I requi rements for the bachd or's degree. 

I n February 2004, the University Senate voted to phase out academic citations and replace them with 
nri nors. Students pursui ng an acadenri c ci tati on shoul d contact the respecti ve department or program 
for i nf ormarj on on thi s conversi on process. 

Second Majors and Second Degrees 

Second majors 

A student who wi shes to compl ete a second maj or concurrenti y wi th hi s or her pri mary maj or of 
record must obtai n written perrri ssi on i n advance from the appropri ate departments or programs and 
colleges. As early as possi ble, but in no case I ater than one full academic year before the expected 
date of graduati on, the student must f i I e wi th the department or programs i nvol ved and wi th the 
appropri ate deans, formal programs showi ng the courses to be offered to meet requi rements i n each 
of the maj ors and supporti ng areas as wd I as those of the col I ege and general educati on programs. 
A student who wishes to add a Limited Enrollment Program as a second major must do so at the 
earl i est possi bl e opportunity to assure that specif i c credit and GPA requi rements can be met. I n 
order to obtai n approval , students must compl ete al I of the requi rements specif i ed for both the 
pri mary and secondary maj or. Courses taken for one maj or may be counted as appropri ate as part of 
the degree requi rements for the general educati on programs. I f two col I eges are i nvol ved i n the 
doubl e maj or program the student must desi gnate whi ch col I ege wi 1 1 be responsi bl e for the 
maintenance of records and certification of general education requirements. Final approval of a 
doubl e maj or program must be obtai ned from each of the appropri ate departments and col I ege(s) . 



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Second Degrees Taken Simultaneously 

A student who wi shes to recei ve two bachd or's degrees si mul taneousl y must sati sf actori I y compl ete 
the regularly prescri bed requi rements of both degree programs and a rri ni mum of 150 credits (180 
credits if one of the degrees i s i n Sped al Educati on) . At I east 18 of the credits appl i ed to one degree 
must be i n course work not appl i ed to the requi rements of the other degree program. As earl y as 
possi bl e, but i n no case I ater than one f ul I acaderri c year before the expected date of graduati on, the 
student must f i I e wi th the department or programs i nvol ved, as wd I as wi th the appropri ate deans, 
formal programs showi ng the courses to be offered to meet the maj or, supporti ng area, col I ege, and 
general educati on programs. I f two col I eges are i nvol ved i n the doubl e degree program the student 
must desi gnate whi ch col I ege wi 1 1 be responsi bl e for the mai ntenance of records and certi f i cati on of 
general education requi rements. Fi nal approval of a double degree program must be obtai ned from 
each of the appropri ate departments and col I ege(s) . 

Second Degrees Taken Sequentially 

A student who has compl eted the requi rements for, and has reed ved one baccal aureate and who 
wi shes to earn a second degree from the uni versi ty must sati sf actori I y compl ete al I of the prescri bed 
requi rements for the second degree and enough additi onal credits so that the total , i nd udi ng al I 
appl i cable credits earned at the university or dsewhere, is at least 150 credits (180 credits if one of 
the degrees i s i n Sped al Educati on) . At I east 18 of the credits appl i ed to one degree must be i n 
course work not appl i ed to the requi rements of the other degree program I n no case wi 1 1 a second 
baccal aureate be awarded to a student who has not compl eted a rri ni mum of 30 credits i n resi dence 
at the university. 

Post-Baccalaureate Second Degree 

Students who matri cul ate to the U ni versi ty wi th a bachd or's degree from any regi onal I y accredi ted 
col I ege or uni versi ty wi 1 1 be consi dered to have sati sfi ed the U ni versi ty 's general educati on 
requi rements, regardl ess of when the degree was reed ved. 

Combined Bachelor 1 ^Master" s Procj-ams 

I n a combi ned bachd or's/master's program, some graduate I evd courses i ni ti al I y taken for 
undergraduate credit may al so be appl i ed towards the graduate credit requi rements for a master's 
degree program at the U ni versi ty of M aryl and. A bachd or's/master's program may be devd oped for 
an i ndi vidual student, or it may be a structured program 

I ndi vidual Student Bachelor 1 s/Master ' s Prog-am: A program may be devd oped by an i ndi vi dual 
student i n consul tati on wi th hi s/her acaderri c advi sor. Such a program i s avai I abl e onl y to students 
whose acaderri c performance i s excepti onal . 1 1 i s to be devd oped accordi ng to the i ndi vi dual career 
i nterests and goal s of the student and shoul d be an i integrated I earni ng experi ence rather than merd y 
the compl eti on of a certai n number of graduate and undergraduate credits. The program requi res the 
approval of the di rectors of both the undergraduate and the graduate programs i nvol ved and of the 
Dean for Off i ce of U ndergraduate Studi es and the Dean of the G raduate School . N ormal I y, no more 
than ni ne credits of graduate courses appl i ed to the bachd or's degree may be counted al so for 
graduate credit i n an i ndi vidual student program Courses to be double-counted must be at the 600 
levd or above and must be passed with at least a 'B' grade. I ndi vidual study courses, i nternshi ps, or 
courses given credit by exarri nation are not d igi ble. The credits to be double-counted wi 1 1 be 
desi gnated as appl i cabl e to the graduate program after the student reed ves the bachd or's degree and 



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matri cul ates i n the Graduate School . Thi s desi gnati on wi 1 1 be cancel ed if the student withdraws from 

the graduate program before compl eti ng the master's degree. 

Structured Bachelor 1 ^Master 1 s Program: A structured bachelor's/ master's program is an 

arti cul ated curri cul um combi ni ng an exi sti ng undergraduate program and an exi sti ng master's 

program at the U ni versi ty of M aryl and, offered by the same or by di ff erent departments. Such a 

program i s to be desi gned for students whose acaderri c performance i s excepti onal and shoul d be an 

i integrated I earni ng experi ence rather than merel y the compl eti on of a certai n number of graduate 

and undergraduate credits. A proposal for such a program should be submitted by the col lege(s) 

housi ng the acaderri c programs concerned and requi res the approval of the Graduate Counci I , the 

Graduate Dean, the Senate PCC Committee, and the Provost. 

N ecessary features of a structured bachd or's/master's program i ncl ude the f ol I owi ng: 

a. There must be specif i c requi rements for adrri ssi on to the combi ned program that 
speak to the excepti onal performance of the students to be adrri tted. A t a rri ni mum 
students accepted for the program must be cl earl y adrri ssi bl e to the graduate program 
portion. 

b. The program shoul d be desi gned so as not to undul y del ay the students recei pt of thei r 
bachelor's degrees. Taki ng graduate credits should not unduly I i rri t the breadth of the 
students experi ence through premature sped al i zati on. 

c. A 1 1 requi rements of the bachd or's program and of the master's program must be 
compl eted to recei ve the two degrees. Where appropri ate, graduate courses taken whi I e 
an undergraduate may substitute for courses requi red i n the undergraduate maj or 
program 

d. The student may be offered deferred adrri ssi on to the graduate school at the end of 
the J uni or year program subj ect to compl eti on of the seni or year program i n a ti mel y 
fashion and with a specified level of achievement. Formal admission to the graduate 
school will requi re compl eti on of all requi rements for the bachd or's degree 

e The credits to be doubl e-counted wi 1 1 be desi grated as appl i cabl e to the graduate 
program after the student reed ves the bachd or's degree and matri cul ates i n the G raduate 
School . Thi s desi gnati on wi 1 1 be caned ed if the student withdraws from the graduate 
program before compl eti ng the master's degree. 

A structured bachd or's/master's program may normal I y i ncl ude up to ni ne credits of graduate I evd 
courses (600 1 evd and above) that are counted both for the bachd or's program and the master's 
program M ore than ni ne doubl e-counted credits may be al I owed if both of the f ol I owi ng conditi ons 
are satisfied. 

a. The additional graduate credits appl ied to the undergraduate program do not unduly 
I i rri t the breadth of the students experi ence through premature specialization. This 
conditi on may be sati sf i ed, for exampl e, if the graduate credits substitute for courses 
requi red i n trie undergraduate program that woul d have been taken i n any case, but at a 
I ess advanced I evd. 

b. The master's program requi res substantially more than thirty credits. Thiscondition 
wi 1 1 be deemed to be sati sf i ed if the combi ned program with doubl e-counti ng, sti 1 1 
requi res 150 or more credit hours to complete 



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Proficiency Examination Programs (Credit-by- Exam, CLEP) 

The University of Maryland, College Park offers new, continuing, and returning students several 

opportuniti es to earn col I ege credit by demonstrati ng achi evement i n a subj ect f i d d through 

exarri nati on. Col I ege Park recogni zes three prof i ci ency exarri nati on programs for credi t: A dvanced 

PI acement ( A P) , Departmental Prof i ci ency Exarri nati on Program (C redi t- by- Exarri nati on) , and 

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP). Undergraduate students may earn atotal of up to 

one- hal f of the credi ts requi red for thei r degree through exarri nati on. U sual I y, thi s i s no more than 

60 credits. Students are responsi bl e for consul ti ng with the appropri ate dean or advi sor about the 

appl i cabi I ity of any credits earned by exarri nati on to a specif i c degree program Students shoul d 

al so seek assi stance i n deterrri ni ng whi ch U ni versi ty of M aryl and, Col I ege Park courses dupl i cate 

credits earned for an exarri nation. Students will not receive credit for both passing an 

examination and completing an equivalent course 

Advanced Placement (AP) C recft For compl ete i nformati on about the appl i cabi I ity of A P exams 

and the assi gnment of credit, pi ease see chapter 1. 

Departmental Proficiency Examination (Crecit- by- Exarri nation) 

Col I ege Park Departmental Prof i ci ency Exarri nati ons, customari I y referred to as 

credit-by-examination, are comparable to comprehensive final examinations in a course. Although 

the mathemati cs department recei ves the most appl i cati ons for credi t by exarri nati on, many 

departments wi 1 1 provi de exarri nati ons for certai n of thei r courses. I niti al i nqui ry as to whether an 

exarri nation i n a specific course is avai lable is best made at the academic department which offers 

the course i n questi on. 

I f an exarri nati on for a course i s avai I abl e, the department wi 1 1 provi de i nformati on regardi ng ti me 

and pi ace, type of exarri nati on, and materi al whi ch mi ght be hd pful i n prepari ng for the 

exarri nati on. A n undergraduate who passes a departmental prof i ci ency exarri nati on i s gi ven credi t 

and qual i ty poi nts toward graduati on i n the amount regul arl y al I owed i n the course, provi ded such 

credits do not dupl i cate credit obtai ned by some other means. After maki ng arrangements with the 

department, apply through the Division of Letters and Sciences, 1117 Hornbake Li brary, 

301-405-2793. 

Policies governing credt by examination: 

1. The applicant must be formally admitted to the University of Maryland, CollegePark. Posting 
of credit earned, however, wi 1 1 be del ayed unti I the student i s regi stered. 

2. Departmental Prof i ci ency Exarri nati ons may not be taken for courses i n whi ch the student has 
remai ned regi stered at the U ni versi ty of M aryl and, Col I ege Park, beyond the Schedul e A dj ustment 
Period even with a transcri pt notation of W. 

3. Departmental Prof i ci ency Exarri nati ons may not be used to change grades, i ncl udi ng 
I ncompl etes and Withdrawal s. 

4. A ppl i cati on for credi t- by-exarri nati on i s equi val ent to regi strati on for the course; however, the 
f ol I owi ng condi ti ons appl y : 

a. A student may cancel the appl i cati on at any ti me pri or to compl eti on of the exam nati on 
with no entry on his/her permanent record. (Equi val ent to the schedule adjustment period.) 

b. T he i nstructor makes the resul ts of the exarri nati on avai I abl e to the student pri or to formal 
subnri ssi on of the grade. Before f i nal subrri ssi on of the grade, the student may d ect not to 
have thi s grade recorded. I n thi s case, a mark of W i s recorded. (Equi val ent to the drop peri od. ) 



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c. N o exarri nati on may be attempted more than twi ce. 

d. The i instructor must certify on the report of the exanri nati on submitted to the Off i ce of the 
Regi strar that copi es of the exarri nati on questi ons (or i dentifyi ng i nf ormati on i n the case of 
standardi zed exanri nati ons) , and the students answers have been f i I ed wi th the chai r of the 
department off eri ng the course. 

5. I f accepted by the student (see 4b above), I etter grades earned through credit-by-exarri nati on 
are entered on the students transcri pt, and are used i n computi ng hi s/her cumul ati ve grade poi nt 
average. A student may d ect to take a credi t- by-exarri nati on Pass- F ai I onl y i f the credi t f ul f i 1 1 s an 
elective i n the students degree program No college major, field of concentration, or general 
education program requirement may betaken under the pass-fail option. PI ease refer to the 
Pass-Fai I policy under the Records secti on i n thi s chapter. 

College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) 

The College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) recognizes col lege- level competence achieved 
outsi de the col I ege cl assroom Two types of C L E P tests are avai I abl e General Exarri nati ons, whi ch 
cover the content of a broad f i d d of study; and Subj ect Exarri nati ons, whi ch cover the specif i c 
content of a col lege course. Credit can be earned and wi 1 1 be recognized by Col lege Park for some 
CLEP General or Subject Exarri nations, provided satisfactory scores are attai ned. Credits earned 
under C L E P are not consi dered resi dence credi t, but are treated as transfer credi t. C L E P exams are 
administered at CLEP testing centers throughout the country. The University of Maryland, College 
Park is a CLEP Test Center (Test Center Code 5814). To obtai n an appl i cation or additional 
i nf ormati on, contact the C L E P A dnri ni strator i n the Counsd i ng Center, Room 0106A Shoemaker 
Hall, (301-314-7688), or write to CLEP, CN 6600, Princeton, NJ , 08541-6600. Students who want 
to earn credi t through CLEP must request thd r off i ci al score reports to be sent to the Off i ce of 
Undergraduate Admission, Mitchdl Building, University of Maryland, Col I ege Park, MD 
20742-5235. (The University of Maryland, College Park, Score Recipient Code is 5814.) 
Policies governing CLEP are as fbl lows 

1. A student must matriculate at the university before CLEP credits are official ly posted. The 
posting will not be done until a student has established a record. 

2. Each institution of the University Systemof Maryland establishes standards for acceptance of 
CLEP exemptions and credits. Students must check with the i nstitution to which they wi 1 1 transfer to 
I earn if they wi 1 1 1 ose, mai ntai n, or gai n credit. 

3. Col lege Park wi 1 1 award credit for a CLEP exanri nation 

a. provi ded the exarri nati on was bd ng accepted for credit here on the date the student took the 
examination, and 

b. provi ded that the exanri nati on was not taken duri ng a students f i nal 30 credits. The f i nal 30 
hours of credit are to be taken i n resi dence, unl ess pri or approval has been granted by the 
students dean. 

4 Crecit will not begven for both conrpleting a cxiurseandpBGEing an exanri 
substantial ly the same material . 

5. F urthermore, credi t wi 1 1 not be awarded f or C L E P exarri nati ons i f the student has previ ousl y 
compl eted more advanced courses i n the same f i d d. 

6. CLEP exanri nations posted on transcri pts from other i nstitutions wi 1 1 be accepted if the 



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exarni nati on has been approved by Col I ege Park and the scores reported are equal to or hi gher than 
those requi red by thi s i nstiturj on. If the transcri pt from the pri or i nstituti on does not carry the scores, 
it wi 1 1 be the responsi bi I ity of the student to request Educati onal Testi ng Servi ce to forward a copy of 
the off i ci al report to the Off i ce of A dnri ssi ons. U ni versi ty awards credi ts f or C L E P Exarni rati ons 
only as i indicated on the chart provided i n this chapter (if an exarni nation is not listed, it is not 
accepted f or credi t at thi s i nsti tuti on) . 

I f you have questi ons about the appl i cabi I ity of specif i c credit to your program, consult the I i st 
provi ded i n thi s catal og or contact your Dean's Off i ce 

To seethe 2013-2014 CLEP Credit Awards and Course Equivalencies go to: 

www.umd.edu/catal og/attachments/CLEPCOREChart.pdf 
www, umd.edu/catal og/attachmerts/CL E PGenEdC hart, pdf 



Registering for Classes 

Off i ce of the Regi strar 
Mitchell Buildi ng, 301-314-8240 
www.testudo.umd.edu 

To attend cl asses at the U ni versi ty of M ary I and, Col I ege Park, i t i s necessary to process an off i ci al 
regi strati on. Specif i c regi strati on dates and i nstructi ons are pri nted i n the Regi strati on Gui de and on 
the M yU M website, www.my.umd.edu . 

Newly admitted students are i nvited, and strongly encouraged, to attend an orientation session (see 
chapter 3 for Ori entati on i nf ormati on) . Advi si ng and course regi strati on are part of the ori entati on 
process. A 1 1 newl y adnri tted students must meet wi th an advi sor pri or to regi strati on. L i kewi se, 
newly admitted freshmen and transfer students are requi red to provide proof of i mmunization for 
measl es, rubd I a, mumps and tetanus/di phtheri a. Additi onal I y, M ary I and I aw requi res resi dence hal I 
students to ether provi de proof of vacci rati on agai nst meni ngococcal di sease or seek an exempti on 
from thi s requi rement 

Registration Process Currentiy enrol led undergraduate students are i nvited to early registration by 
appoi ntment Students can regi ster at, or anyti me after, the r assi gned regi strati on appoi ntment date 
and ti me. Regi strati on appoi ntments for the Fal I semester begi n i n A pri I , and appoi ntments for the 
Spri ng semester begi n i n I ate October. Regi strati on can be processed on the M yU M web site 
( www.my.umd.edu ) or i n person. Open regi strati on f ol I ows earl y regi strati on, and conti nues up to 
the f i rst day of cl asses. Duri ng thi s ti me, students may process an ori gi nal regi strati on or make 
schedul e adj ustments. The schedul e adj ustment peri od begi nsonthefirstdayof classes. All 
regi strati on transacti ons, a ther on- 1 i ne or i n person, are f i nal unl ess a student processes a 
caned I ati on of regi strati on. 

Registration information for Summer Term Winter Term Freshmen Connection, and Professional 
Programs may be found at www.oes.umd.edu . 

Schedule Adj ustment and Drop Period 



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Schedule Adjustment: The schedule adjustment period is the first 10 days of classes for the fall and 
spring semesters, the first 5 days of classes for Summer Sessions I and II, and the first 3 days of 
cl asses for Wi nter Term and 3- week Summer Term sessi ons. Courses may be added, when space i s 
avai I abl e, duri ng the schedul e adj ustment peri od, and wi 1 1 appear on the students permanent record 
along with other courses previously listed. Courses dropped duri ng this period wi 1 1 not appear on the 
students permanent record. 

Compl ete i nf ormati on on schedul e adj ustment and drop peri od for Summer Term, Wi nter Term 
Freshmen Connection, and Professional Programs may be found at www.oes.umd.edu . 

Departments may i dentify courses or secti ons of courses (with the approval of the Offi ce of the 
Seni or V i ce Presi dent for A caderri c Aff ai rs) , whi ch after the f i rst f i ve days of the schedul e 
adj ustment period i n Spri ng and Fal I semesters, shal I requi re faculty or departmental approval for 
students to add. 

• Duri ng the schedul e adj ustment peri od f ul I -ti me undergraduates may drop or add courses, or 
change secti ons or credi 1 1 eve! wi thout f i nanci al penal ty provi ded they remai n f ul I -ti me 
students (registered for 12 or more credits). See 

www, regi strar. umd.edu/current/reai strati on/Schedul e%20A dj ustment. html for i nf ormati on and 
penal ti es associ ated with changi ng from f ul I -ti me to part-ti me 

• Part-ti me undergraduates (fewer than 12 credits) may also add, drop and change sections, as 
well as change credit level, butthey should consultthe deadline section at www.registrar.umd.ee 
www, regi strar. umd.edu/currentyPol i ci es/deadl i nes2. html to avoi d i ncurri ng additi onal charges. 

• Gradi ng M ethod (incl udi ng pass-fai I ) may be changed only duri ng the schedule adj ustment 
period. 

• I n the case of students who are advised i n the Division of Letters and Sciences when Dean's 
approval i s requi red, the Dean for Offi ce of U ndergraduate Studi es shal I assume the 
responsibilities normally delegated to the Dean. 

After Schedule Acj ustment 

• Courses may not be added without sped al perrri ssi on of the department and the dean of the 
acaderri c unit i n whi ch the student i s enrol I ed. 

• All courses for which the student is enrol led shal I remain as a part of the students permanent 
record. The students status shal I be consi dered f ul I -ti me if the number of credit hours enrol I ed 
at thi s ti me i s 12 or more 

• A n offi ci al cl ass I i st for each course bei ng offered i s i ssued to the appropri ate department by 
the Offi ce of the Regi strar. E I ectroni c rosters are provi ded to al I f acul ty wi th emai I accounts. 
Students are not permitted to attend a cl ass if thei r names do not appear on the cl ass I i st. 

I nstructors must report di screpanci es to the Offi ce of the Regi strar. 

Drop Period 

The drop peri od for undergraduate students wi 1 1 begi n at the cl ose of the schedul e adj ustment peri od 
and terrri rate at the end of the tenth week of cl asses for the fal I and spri ng semesters. Consult the 
deadl i ne secti on at www, regi strar. umd.edu/current/Pol i ci es/deadl i nes2. html for dates. 

Duri ng this period a student may drop a maxi mum of four credits. However, if the course carries 
more than four credits, the student may drop the enti re course, or i n the case of a vari abl e credit 



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course, reduce the credi 1 1 eve! by up to four credi ts. D rops duri ng thi s peri od wi 1 1 be recorded on the 
students permanent record with a notati on of W and wi 1 1 be consi dered to represent a si ngl e 
enrol I mart (one of two possi ble) i n the course This mark wi 1 1 not be used i n the computation of a 
students cumul ati ve grade poi nt average. 

Credit Hours and Maximum Semester Credits 

N o baccal aureate curri cul um requi res fewer than 120 semester hours. The semester hour, whi ch i s 
the unit of credit, is the equivalent of a subject pursued one period a week for one semester. Two or 
three hours of I aboratory or f i d d work are equi val ent to one I ecture or red tati on peri od. 

I n order for undergraduate students to compl ete most curri cul a i n four acaderri c years, thd r 
semester I oad must range from 12 to 19 hours (30 to 36 hours each year) toward the degree. By 
pol i cy, undergraduates may not exceed the f ol I owi ng maxi mum credit I oads without the pri or 
approval of thd r Dean: 

15 week semester: 20 credits i n a 15 week semester ( 16 credits pri or to the f i rst day of d asses) 

6 Week Summer Term 8 credits 

3 Week Term (Summer or Wi nter): 4 credits 

Cancellation of Registration 

Students who regi ster and I ater deci de not to attend the U ni versi ty must caned thd r regi strati on wi th 
the Off i ce of the Regi strar pri or to the off i ci al f i rst day of d asses. Fai I ure to caned regi strati on wi 1 1 
result in a financial obligation to the U ni versi ty of Maryland even though a student does not attend 
class. The University reserves the right to cancel registration for students who fail to meetthdr 
financial obligations. 

Concurrent Urdercj-aduate-Graduate Registration 

A n undergraduate degree seeki ng student at the U ni versi ty of M ary I and may, wi th the approval of 
hi s or her Dean, the department and the i nstructor offeri ng the course, and of the Graduate School , 
register for graduate courses (600 levd and above) that wi 1 1 be recorded as for graduate credit only 
and that may be appl i ed towards an advanced degree at thi s uni versi ty or d sewhere. Students 
digi ble for this option normally will have achieved junior standing, will haveaGPA of at least 3.0, 
and wi 1 1 have successful ly completed the prerequisite courses with a grade of 'B-' or better. The 
student must subnri t a pi an of study that snows that taki ng graduate courses wi 1 1 not undul y dd ay 
compl eti on of requi rements for the bachd or's degree. The total of graduate and undergraduate 
credits attempted i n any semester may not be more than d ghteen. The graduate credits so earned 
wi 1 1 not count towards any of the requi rements for the B accal aureate degree. A maxi mum of twd ve 
credits may be taken for graduate credit by a student whi I e enrol I ed as an undergraduate. 



Undergraduate Credit for Graduate Level Courses 

Subj ect to requi rements deterrri ned by the graduate faculty of the department or program offeri ng 
the course, undergraduate degree-seeki ng students may register for graduate- levd courses, i .e, those 



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numbered from 600 to 898, with the exception of 799, for undergraduate credit. The student must 
obtai n the pri or approval of the department and i nstructor off eri ng the course. 

Students eligible for this option normally will have achieved Junior standing, will haveaGPA of at 
least 3.0, and wi 1 1 have successful I y completed the prerequisite courses with a grade of 'B-' or better. 

Enrol I merit i n a graduate- level course does not i n any way i imply subsequent departmental or 
graduate school approval for admission i nto a graduate program nor may the course be used as 
creditfor a graduate degree at the University of Maryland. 

Withdrawal and Leave of Absence 

Students adnri tted to the U ni versi ty of M ary I and are expected to make regul ar and consi stent 
progress towards the compl eti on of thei r degree. H owever, the U ni versi ty understands that i n 
excepti onal ci rcumstances a student may f i nd i t necessary to compl etd y wi thdraw from al I cl asses. 
The University considers such an interruption to be very serious as it del ays normal progress towards 
the degree Students shoul d not wi thdraw for f ri vol ous reasons or to avoi d the consequences of 
i gnori ng thei r acaderri c responsi bilities. Any student consi deri ng wi thdrawal i s strongl y encouraged 
to meet with his or her academic col lege advisor before leavi ng the U ni versity. 

Potential I mpl icaticns Wi thdrawi ng or taki ng a I eave of absence from the U ni versi ty may have 
seri ous i mpl i cati ons for i nternati onal students, students recei vi ng f i nanci al ai d or students resi di ng i n 
on-campus housi ng. Students are advi sed to contact the appropri ate offi ces before f i nal i zi ng 
withdrawal or I eave of absence plans. 

Student Financial Services Office, 1135 LeeBuilding, 301-314-9000 
Department of ResidentLife, 2100 Annapolis Hall, 301-314-2100 
Office of International Services, 2111 Holzapfd Hall, 301-314-7740 

Withdrawal : A wi thdrawal i s avai I abl e anyti me between the f i rst and I ast day of cl asses. Students 
must submit written noti ce of withdrawal to the Offi ce of the Regi strar no I ater than the I ast day of 
classes. I n exceptional cases, a retroactive withdrawal may be granted based on documented 
requests i n whi ch extenuati ng ci rcumstances si gni f i canti y i mpai red the students abi I i ty to compl ete 
the semester and offi ci al I y wi thdraw by the establ i shed semester deadl i nes. Such ci rcumstances 
i nl cude, but are not I i rri ted to, medi cal or psychol ogi cal causes. A students return to the U ni versi ty 
is conti ngent upon the conditions outi i ned i n Return to the U ni versity below. 
Leaveof Absence A I eave of absence i s a type of withdrawal and i s avai I abl e for students wi shi ng 
to take ti me away f rom the U ni versi ty wi th the i ntenti on of returni ng the f ol I owi ng semester. The 
I eave of absence status i s especi ally hd pful for red pi ents of federal f i nanci al ai d because they are 
not consi dered to be withdrawn provi ded they do return and compl ete the f ol I owi ng semester. 
Students may appl y for a I eave of absence onl y duri ng the I ast 60 days of the semester. A student's 
return to the University is contingent upon the conditions outlined in Return to the University bdow. 
Return to the University: Normally, a student may withdraw or take a leaveof absence from the 
U ni versi ty onl y once duri ng matri cul ati on as an undergraduate. Students who f i nd i t necessary to 
I eave the University are requi red to petition the Faculty Review Board i n order to return. Students 
who have earned a mini mum 2.0 cumulative GPA, with no previous withdrawal or leave of absence, 
are exempt from thi s requi rement. Students who withdraw or take a I eave of absence whi I e on 
acaderri c probati on, or those returni ng from di srri ssal , are al ways requi red to petiti on the Faculty 
Review Board. For i information on returni ng to the university, please see 
www.student5uccess.umd.edu. 



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Additional Withcfc*av\al/Leaveof Absence I nfor m ation:The effective date of withdrawal or leave 
of absence for the purposes of refunds i s the date that the noti ce i s recei ved by the Off i ce of the 
Registrar. Notation of withdrawal/leave of absence and the effective date wi 1 1 be posted to the 
student's acaderri c record. I nstructors and col I ege off i ces wi 1 1 be noti f i ed of al I wi thdrawn students. 
The deadl i ne date for subrritti ng the withdrawal for each semester i s the I ast day of cl asses. Students 
shoul d contact the Student Success Off i ce for reenrol I ment i nf ormati on. 
The repeat pol i cy wi 1 1 not appl y to courses taken duri ng the acaderri c semester from whi ch the 
student i s off i ci al I y wi thdrawn. 

Military Call-ups It isthe intent of the University of Maryland, Col I ege Park, to facilitate the 
wi thdrawal or change i n regi strati on and the reenrol I ment of students who are cal I ed to acti ve 
rri I itary duty duri ng the semester. The student (or a representative) should take a copy of the rri I itary 
orders to the Office of the Registrar and process a withdrawal or change i n registration papers. 
Detai I ed i nf ormati on about thi s process may be obtai ned from the Off i ce of the Regi strar. 
Withdrawal for acti ve rri I itary service wi 1 1 have no effect on any subsequent request to withdraw 
from the University. 

Courses Taken at Other I nstitutions 

Courses taken at another i nstitution may not be credited toward a degree program without prior 
approval of the dean of the col I ege from whi ch the student expects to earn a degree. E I i gi bl e 
students may enrol I i n courses at other uni versi ti es vi a the U ni versi ty System of M aryl and's 
I nter- 1 nsti tuti onal Regi strati on Program or the Consorti um of U ni versi ti es of the Washi ngton 
Metropolitan Area. 

Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area: 

The Consorti um of Uni versi ties of the Washi ngton M etropol itan Area consists of American 
University, The Catholic University of America, Corcoran Col lege of Art and Design, Gallaudet 
University, Georgetown University, George Mason University, The George Washington University, 
Howard University, Marymount University, National Defense Intelligence Col I ege National 
Defense University, Trinity University, University of the District of Columbia and the University of 
M aryl and Col I ege Park. Students enrol I ed i n degree-seeki ng programs at these i nsti tuti ons are abl e 
to attend certai n cl asses at the other campuses and have the credit consi dered as resi dent credit at 
thei r home i nstituti ons. The i ntenti on i s to al I ow students to take an occasi onal course to augment a 
program rather than to devd op an i ndi vi dual program Payment of tui ti on for courses wi 1 1 be made 
to the students home campus however, sped al fees may be assessed by the host i nstituti on. 
Comparabl e courses offered at U ni versi ty of M aryl and may not be taken through the Consorti um 

C urrenti y regi stered, degree seeki ng U ni versi ty of M aryl and students wi th at I east j uni or standi ng 
may parti ci pate i n the Consorti um program accordi ng to the sti pul ati ons I i sted i n the current editi on 
of tine Registration Guide. Enrol I ment i n courses is avai lable only on a space-avai lable basis. 
V i siti ng students are expected to meet prerequi sites or other criteri a set by the host i nstituti on and 
comply with the host i nsti tuti on's registration procedures and deadl i nes. 

Gol den I D students are not d i gi bl e to enrol I i n courses through the Consorti um wi th wai ver of fees. 
U ni versi ty of M aryl and students may onl y enrol I i n courses offered on the campus of the host 
i nstituti on. Students i nterested i n additi onal i nf ormati on about the Consorti um program shoul d 
revi ew the current editi on of the Regi strati on Gui de or contact the Consorti um Coordi nator on the 
firstfloorof theMitchdl Building. 



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University System of Maryland I nter-l institutional Registration Program 

C urrenti y regi stered, degree seeki ng U ni versi ty of M aryl and Col I ege Park students have the 
opportuni ty to take courses at certai n U ni versi ty System of M aryl and I nsti tuti ons to augment thei r 
degree program at U ni versi ty of M aryl and under the I nter- 1 nsti tuti onal Regi strati on Program 
The provi si ons for such are contai ned i n the Board of Regents Pol i cy on Student Concurrent 
Inter-Institutional Registration (B OR III 2.40;lll 2.41) found at 

www, usmd.edu/reaents/ . Parti ci pati ng i nsti tuti ons i ncl ude B owi e State U ni versi ty, Coppi n State 
University, Frostburg State University, Salisbury University, Towson University, University of 
Baltimore, University of Maryland at Baltimore, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, 
University of Maryland College Park and University of Maryland Eastern Shore. University of 
M aryl and Col I ege Park students may not enrol I i n courses at the U ni versi ty of M aryl and U ni versi ty 
Col I ege through this program Currently registered, degree seeking University of Maryland students 
with at I east sophomore standi ng may enrol I i n courses for credit, and have that credit consi dered as 
resident credit at their home institution. Enrollment in courses is avail able only on a space avail able 
basi s and vi siti ng students are expected to meet prerequi sites or other criteri a set by the host 
i nsti tuti on. Payment of tuiti on for courses will be made to the students home campus however 
sped al fees may be assessed by the host institution. Students i interested i n additi onal i nf ormati on 
about the I nter-l nsti tuti onal Regi strati on program shoul d revi ew the current editi on of the 
Regi strati on G ui de or contact the Consorti um Coordi nator on the f i rst f I oor of the Mi tchd I 
Building. 

I nter- 1 nsti tuti onal Regi strati on i s onl y appl i cabl e f or the F al I and Spri ng semesters. 
Student I D Numbers 



U ni versi ty of M aryl and assi gns al I students a uni que nine-digit uni versi ty i denti f i cati on number 
(UID).TheUID i s the student i denti fi erf or most university transactions. Use of the social security 
number i s I i rrited to necessary busi ness transacti ons or where it i s requi red by I aw. 

See www.presi dent.umd.edu/polici es/docs/vi -2600A.pdf f or the Uni versi ty of Maryland Policy on 
the Col I ecti on, U se and Protecti on of I D N umbers and a I i st of currenti y approved uses. 

Useof Email for Official Communication 

The U ni versi ty has adopted emai I as the pri mary means for sendi ng off i ci al communi cati ons to 
students. A caderri c advi sors, f acul ty, and campus adnri ni strati ve off i ces use emai I to convey 
i important i nf ormati on and ti me-sensi ti ve noti ces. A 1 1 enrol I ed students are provi ded a U ni versi ty 
emai I address. Students are responsi bl e for keepi ng tha r emai I address up to date or for f orwardi ng 
emai I to another address. Fai I ure to check emai I , errors i n f orwardi ng emai I , and returned emai I due 
to mai I box ful I or user unknown wi 1 1 not excuse a student from mi ssi ng announcements or 
deadlines. 

Change of Address 

Students are expected to notify the Off i ce of the Regi strar of any change i n thd r I ocal , permanent or 
e- mai I address. U se the i nternet to keep address i nf ormati on current and accurate C hange of address 
forms are avai I abl e at the f ol I owi ng pi aces: 
MyUM website www.rry.umd.edu 



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Off i ce of the B ursar, Room 1115 or 1135, Lee B ui I di ng 

Student Servi ces Counter, f i rst f I oor, M itchd I B ui I di ng 

PI ease be advi sed that changi ng your permanent address coul d affect your resi dency status for 

tuition and bi 1 1 i ng purposes. For further i nformati on about these potenti al impli cati ons, pi ease 

contact the Resi dency CI assifi cati on Off i ce at rescl ass@umd.edu. 



I identification Cards 

The photo I D card is issued at the time the student first registers for classes. This card isto be used 
for the enti re durati on of enrol I ment. Additi onal I y, students who have food servi ce contracts wi 1 1 use 
this photo identification card to access these services. Contact Di ni ng Services di rectiy for further 
information 

The photo I D card can be used by students for adrri ssi on to most athl eti c, sod al , and cultural events, 
to withdraw books from the I i brari es, and as a general form of i dentif i cati on on campus. 

U ni versi ty of M ary I and photo I D cards wi 1 1 be repl aced free of charge onl y when the most recent, 
activelD card isturned into the Office of the Registrar at the time of reissueAND: 

1) the ID bar code is no longer visible or readable or 

2) the I D card has become worn and no longer functions properly. 

The repl acement of an I D card wi 1 1 carry a charge of $20 if the student i ndi cates that thei r card i s 
I ost, stol en, or the card has i ntenti onal damage ( i . e hoi es punched i n the card, cards i ntenti onal I y 
snapped i n two, etc. ). T he Regi strar's Off i ce i s avai I abl e weekdays from 8: 00am to 5: 00pm i n the 
Fi rst Floor Lobby of the M itchd I Bui Idi ng for requesti ng replacement cards. 

Veterans Benefits 

Students attending the university under theVeterans Education AssistanceAct(Titie 38, U.S. Code) 
may reed ve assi stance and enrol I ment certifi cati on at the V eterans Certi f i cati on Off i ce, i n the Off i ce 
of tine Registrar, 1113 M itchd I Building. Consul t www. regi strar. umd.edu/veteran- benef i ts. html f or 
more information 

Classification of Students 

Off i ci al d assi fi cati ons of undergraduate students are based on earned credi ts as f ol I ows: freshman, 
1-29 semester hours; sophomore, 30-59; j unior, 60-89; and senior, 90 to at least 120. 



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5. General Education Requirements 

General Education Pro-am and Requirements 

General Education Program and Requirements 

Off i ce of the Associ ate Provost and Dean for U ndergraduate Studi es 

2100 Marie Mount Hall, 301-405-9363 

Contact: Dougl as Roberts, A ssoci ate Dean for General E ducati on 

www.gened.umd.edu 

gened@umd.edu 

Newfreshmen for fall 2012 and after wi 1 1 follow the General Education@UMD Program 
vwAAugenedunrcLedu. Sturierrtsmrd led at the university prior to fall 2012 will be under the CORE 
Program WMMugsturrcLedu/core Transfer and other students should check the General 
Education Program Effective Dates information below 

General Education Program: Effective Dates 

Students matricul ati no* to the University of Maryl and (inducfrigfreshmen and students 
transfeningfrompivateinstituliaTsandfrom institutions) beginning in 

fall 2012 will be subject to the UniversitycE General Education Program requirements 
maaam genedunxLedu. except as provided below 



1. The U ni versity of M aryland, Col lege Park requi res students to complete a nri ni mum of 40 credits 
of general educati on. Students transf erri ng to the U ni versi ty who have compl eted thei r general 
educati on requi rements at another M aryl and publ ic institutionof hi gher educati on wi 1 1 be 

consi dered to have compl eted the; r general educati on requi rements with the excepti on of an 
upper- 1 eve! wri ti ng course and any addi ti onal credi ts necessary to compl ete the rri ni mum number of 
general education credits. 

2. Students transf erri ng to the U ni versi ty from another M aryl and publ ic institution of hi gher 
educati on who have not compl eted thei r general educati on requi rements at another M aryl and publ i c 
institutionof hi gher educati on wi 1 1 be treated as f ol I ows: 

a. Students who matri cul ate to col I ege begi nni ng i n f al I 2012 and thereafter wi 1 1 be subj ect to the 
new General Education Program requi rements upon transfer to theUniversity of Maryland. 

b. Students who matri cul ate to col I ege pri or to f al I 2012 but transfer to the U ni versi ty of M aryl and 
prior to fall 2016 will be subj ect to the CORE general education requirements 

(www. ugst. umd.edu/core) . 

c. Students who transfer to the U ni versi ty of M aryl and begi nni ng i n f al I 2016 and thereafter wi 1 1 
be subj ect to the General Educati on Program requi rements, regardl ess of the date of thei r 

matri cul ati on at another M aryl and publ i c i nsti tuti on of hi gher educati on f ol I owi ng award of the hi gh 
school diploma. 

3. Students returni ng or transf erri ng to Col I ege Park after a separati on from col I ege of f i ve or more 
conti nuous years must f ol I ow the requi rements i n effect at the ti me of reentry. Students who 
matri cul ate to the U ni versi ty wi th a bachd ores degree from any regi onal I y accredi ted col I ege or 
uni versi ty wi 1 1 be consi dered to have sati sf i ed the U ni versi tyds general educati on requi rements, 



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regard ess of when the degree was recei ved. 

*For purposes of this transfer policy, matriculation means to be admitted to col lege and enrol led i n 
cl asses f ol I owi ng award of the hi gh school di pi oma. 

General Education at the University of Maryland 

Through the General Educati on program you wi 1 1 di scover that educati on at the U ni versity of 
M ary I and i s an experi ence that reaches from the campus cl assroom and I ab to across the gl obe. Asa 
student you wi 1 1 engage wi th that I arger uni verse by acqui ri ng new ski 1 1 s and understandi ngs. 
General Educati on exposes you to different di sci pi i nes, i improves your fundamental academi c ski 1 1 s, 
and strengthens your commi tment to usi ng knowl edge and abi I i ti es to better yoursd f and others. 

The General Education program will assist you in preparing for a new "multi verse" of learning, and 
for the demandi ng and constanti y changi ng worl d beyond graduati on. 1 1 provi des necessary ski 1 1 s 
and basi c knowl edge, compl ements and expands the uni versi ty 's course off eri ngs, and connects you 
more f ul I y to the i ntd I ectual communi ty of the Washi ngton- B al ti more metropol i tan area, the nati on, 
and the worl d beyond. 

General Education program goals for all students 

• Devd op the ski 1 1 s necessary to succeed i n academi c careers and i n prof essi onal I i ves by 
establ ishi ng habits and understandi ng of clear writi ng, effective speaki ng and presentation, and 
critical and analytic reasoning. 

• Strengthen knowl edge i n maj or areas of study. 

• B roaden knowl edge of ci vi I i zati ons past and present. 

• Establ ish the abi I ity to thrive both i ntd lectual ly and material ly and to support themsd ves, thd r 
f ami I i es, and thd r communi ti es through a broad understandi ng of the worl d i n whi ch they I i ve 
and work. 

• Define the ethical imperati ves necessary to create a just society in thd r own communities and 
in the I arger world. 

IMPORTANT NOTES: General Education courses: 

• M U ST be sd ected from the courses coded as meeti ng General Educati on requi rements. See 

I i st of approved General Educati on courses at Testucb: https://nt5t.umd.edu/soc/ . Cl i ck on the 
General Educati on I i st for the term you wi sh to expl ore. 

• M A Y al so be used to sati sfy col I ege, maj or, and/or supporti ng area requi rements 

• MAY NOT betaken on a Pass-Fail basis. 

ElementsoftheGENERAL E DUC ATI ON@UMD PROGRAM 
Fundamental Studies 

M aster the ski 1 1 s. ( 5 courses, 15 credi ts) 

• Mathematics 

• A nal yti c Reasoni ng 

• Academic Writing 

• Professional Writing 

• Oral Communication 

Mathematics The goal of the M athemati cs requi rement i s to convey the power of mathemati cs, 



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demonstrated by the vari ety of probl ems that can be model ed and sol ved by quanti tati ve means. 
Ability in mathematics is a critical measure of how well students are prepared to meet the challenges 
they will face in their lives beyond school. Must be attmpted by30eredHs and successfully 
completed by 60 crecits.* 

Analytic Reasoning Courses i n Analytic Reasoni ng foster a student's abi I ity to use mathematical or 
formal methods or structured protocol s and patterns of reasoni ng to exarri ne probl ems or i ssues by 
eval uati ng evi dence, exarri ni ng proofs, anal yzi ng rd ati onshi ps between vari abl es, devd opi ng 
arguments, and drawi ng concl usi ons appropri atd y . 

I f a student passes an A nal yti cal Reasoni ng course that requi res F undamental Studi es M ath as a 
prerequi site, the M ath requi remert has al so been f ulf i 1 1 ed. 

Academic Writing The Fundamental Studies Academic Writi ng requi remert prepares students 
with a f oundati onal understandi ng of the writi ng ski 1 1 s needed for success i n further studi es at 
Maryland and beyond. Must beafcbaipbedlcy 30 crecits and ^ 

Professional Writing; The Fundamental Studies Professional Writing requi remert strengthens 
writi ng ski 1 1 s and prepares students for the range of writi ng expected of them after graduati on. 

Oral Communication: H uman rd ati onshi ps, from the most formal to the most personal , rest i n 
I arge measure on ski 1 1 ed I i steni ng and eff ecti ve speaki ng. Ski 1 1 f ul I i steni ng and speaki ng support 
success i n personal rd ati onshi ps, educational undertakings, professional advancement, and civic 
engagement. 

* No exemption is al lowed for SAT scores. Scores on AP and I B exams may provide exemption. 
Refer Id the 2012-13 Urefergjaduate Catalog for exemption i n f orma tion: 
http://www.umd.edu/catal or^i ndex.cfm 

Distributive Studies 

Experi ence a vari ety of di sci pi i nes. ( 8 courses, 25 credi ts) 

• Natural Sciences 

• History and Social Sciences 

• Humanities 

• Scholarship in Practice 

The Program has three additi onal categori es that may be taken on thd r own or, through 

doubl e-counti ng, may be rol I ed up i rto the Di stri buti ve Studi es categori es. Two of these compri se 

the Diversity requi remert: Understanding Plural Societies and Cultural Competence The third is the 

I -Seri es program whi ch offers students two courses that deal with maj or i ssues. With 

doubl e-counti ng, students wi 1 1 have a rri ni mum of 40 credits i n General Educati on. 

Natural Sciences courses i ntroduce the concepts and methods of studyi ng the natural worl d. 
Courses include the traditional physical and life sciences, environmental science, animal and avian 
science, and pi ant sci ence, among others. Oneof the two courses selected must include a 
substantial, rigorous laboratory experience 

H istory and Social Science courses i ntroduce students to hi story and to the sod al sci ence 

disci pi i nes, with thd r combi nation of qual itati ve and quantitative methods. They i ncl ude courses i n 

criminology, economics, history, psychology, sociology, and other social sciences. 

Humanities courses study the history and the genres of human creativity. They i ncl ude courses i n 



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I iteratures i n any I anguage, art and art hi story, cl assi cs, and musi c and musi c hi story, as wd I as i n 
the di sci pi i nes of I i ngui sti cs and phi I osophy, among others. 

Schdarshi p i n Practice courses engage students i n appl y i ng a body of knowl edge to create 
professional products or works of art. Architecture, busi ness, education, engi neeri ng, and 
j ournal i sm offer courses that I ead to products such as architectural desi gns, new technol ogi es, 
i nnovati ve publ i cati ons, new computer software, busi ness pi ans, adverti si ng campai gns, educati onal 
curricula, and bioengi neeri ng. Creative and artistic performance courses lead students to produce 
writi ng portfol ios, plays, operas, dance productions, art exhi bits, and creative media. Scholarshi p i n 
Practi ce al so i ncl udes courses that combi ne competency i n speaki ng, writi ng, and transl ati on i n a 
foreign language. Oneof theto/yo Scholarship in Practice courses selected nust be outside the 
students major requirements. 

To f ulf i 1 1 the Distri buti ve Studies requi rement: 

• Students must compl ete two courses i n each of the four Di stri buti ve Studi es areas for a total of 
eight courses i n Distri buti ve Studies. One of the courses i n the Natural Sciences must i ncl ude a 
laboratory experience 

• Two of the ei ght courses must be I -Seri es courses. I -Seri es courses doubl e-count with 
Distri buti ve Studies. AP credit may not be used to satisfy the I -Series requi rement. 

• AP creditfor Distributive Studies is limited to six of the eight courses. 

• One of the two Schol arshi p i n Practi ce courses must be outsi de the maj or requi rements. 

• Coursework withi n one's major is permitted to satisfy both the major and general education 
requirements. 

• A Diversity requi rement may befulfi I led by a course that is approved for both a Diversity 
category and for a D i stri buti ve Studi es category. 

Diversity 

Explore human, social, and cultural differences. (2 courses, 4-6 credits that normally double-count 
with Distributive Studies) 

• Understanding Plural Societies 

• Cultural Competence 

To f ulf i 1 1 the Diversity requi rement: 

• Students must compl ete two U nderstandi ng PI ural Sod eti es courses (6 credits total ) 
OR 

• One U nderstandi ng PI ural Societies course (3 credits) and one Cultural Competence course 
(1-3 credits). 

Courses f ul f i 1 1 i ng the D i versi ty requi rement may doubl e-count i n an approved D i stri buti ve Studi es 
category. 

Students will not be able to fulfill Understanding Plural Societies and/or Cultural Competence by a 
study abroad experi ence unl ess the study abroad course carri es that specif i c desi gnati on. 

I -Series 

C noose from a uni que sui te of courses that form the cornerstone of D i stri buti ve Studi es. ( 2 courses, 

6 credits that double-count with Distri buti ve Studies) 

The I -Series is the signature program of General Education atthe University of Maryland 

I -Seri es courses are I i vd y and contemporary. They speak to i important i ssues that spark the 

i magi rati on, demand i ntd I ect, and i nspi re i nnovati on. They chal I enge students to wresti e with bi g 



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questi ons, and exanri ne the ways that different di sci pi i res address them I -Seri es courses are not 
surveys of parti cul ar f i d ds of knowl edge. I nstead, I -Seri es courses provi de students with the basi c 
concepts, approaches, and vocabul ary of parti cul ar di sci pi i nes and f i d ds of study as wd I as an 
understandi ng of how experts i n those di sci pi i nes and f i d ds empl oy terms, concepts, and 
approaches. V i si t www.iserie5.umd.edu for al I the detai I s and course of f eri ngs. 

• To vi ew the General Educati on Requi rement C heckl i st, see 
http://www.gemd. unrl.edu/dcicui^^ 

• To view Frequentiy Asked Questions, sea http://www.geried.umd.edu/faqs-gened.php 

• To obtain a General Educati on@U M D Academic Planner and Record Keeper, visit your 
col lege advising office, or the Office of Undergraduate Studies (2110 Marie Mount Hal I). 

CORE Program Requirements 

Off i ce of the Associ ate Provost and Dean for U ndergraduate Studi es 
2100MarieMountHall, 301-405-9363 
Contact: Douglas Roberts, Associate Dean for General Education 
www, ugst. umd.edu/core 

IMPORTANT: SeenGeneral Education Pro-am Effective Dateso above to determine 
whether you are under the CORE Program Requirements or theGeneral Education Program 
Requirements 

• To vi ew Learni ng Outcome Goal s for the CORE Program see 
www.ugst.umd.edu/core/Learni ngOutcomehtm 

• To vi ew the CORE Program Requi rements Outi i ne www, ugst. umd.edu/core/core_req. html 

• To obtai n a CORE Academic Planner and Record Keeper, visit your col lege advisi ng office, 
or the Off i ce of U ndergraduate Studi es, 2110 M ari e M ount H al I . 

CORE Program Elements 

1. Fundamental Studies bui I d competence and corf i dence i n basi c writi ng and mathemati cs. 

M astery of these basi cs enhances success both duri ng and after col I ege Students begi n f ulf i 1 1 i ng 
Fundamental Studies requirements in thdr first year at the University. 
www, ugst. umd. edu/core/d ements/F undaSt html 

2. Distributive Studies focus on breadth, i ncl udi ng courses i n the f ol I owi ng categori es: L iterature 
The H i story or Theory of the A its; H umaniti es; Physi cal Sci ences; L if e Sci ences; M athemati cs and 
Formal Reasoning; Social or Political History; Behavioral and Social Sciences; and Interdisciplinary 
and E mergi ng I ssues. Students general I y pursue Distributi ve Studi es i n the f i rst two years of the r 
course work. www, ugst. umd. edu/core/d ements/D i strSt html 

3. Advanced Studies al I ow students to enhance the r degree and strengthen their critical thi nki ng 

and wri ti ng ski 1 1 s by taki ng two upper- 1 evd courses outsi de the r maj or after 60 credi ts. Students 
may substitute an approved CORE Capstone course i n the r maj or or a seni or or honors thesi s for 
one of these two courses, www, ugst. umd. edu/core/d ements/A dvanSt. html 

4. H uman C ultural Diversity gi ves students the opportuni ty to exanri ne the r i deas and val ues i n 

the I i ght of vari ous cul tural , i ntd I ectual , and soci al contexts. D i versi ty courses i ncrease knowl edge 



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of what constitutes difference and i ncrease students' ability to I earn from and appreci ate peopl e, 
cultures, i deas, and art forms that are often different from those they know best. Students may 
compl ete the C ul tural D i versi ty requi rement at any ti me before graduati on. www. ugst. umd. edu/core/d i 
www.ugst.umd.edu/core/elements/Diversity.html 

IMPORTAISTT NOTES: Fundamental and Distributive Studies courses 

• M U ST be sd ected from the approved CORE course I i sts to count toward CORE requi rements. 
At www, ugst. umd.edu/core cl i ck on hWhat are the CORE Courses?6 for I i nks to the current 

I i sts of approved courses i n each CORE category. 

• M A Y al so be used to sati sfy col I ege, maj or, and/or support] ng area requi rements if the courses 
al so appear on CORE F undamental or Di stri buti ve Studi es I i sts. 

• CORE courses MAY NOT betaken on a Pass-Fail basis. 

I. CORE Fundamental Studies 

Three Courses (9 credits) Requi red 

1. One course in Academic Writing (Must be attempted within the first 30 credits; must be passed 

within the first 60 credits.) See http://www.engl i sh.umd.edu/academi cs/academi cwriti ng 

• Approved CORE Academic Writing Courses: 

ENGL 101 Academe Writing 

ENGL 101A Academic Writing (M ust betaken if student hasTSWE [SAT verbal subtest] 
score bdow 33) 

ENGL 101H Academic Writing (Honors Students) 

ENGL 101X Academic Writing (Students for whom English is a second language may 
register for ENGL101X instead of ENGL 101.) 

• Note Based on scores from ether theTOEFL or M El P, students may be requi red to complete 
a program of English I anguage i nstructi on for non- nati ve speakers through the M E I before 
bei ng al lowed to register for ENGL 101X . 

Exempti ons from A cadenri c Wri ti ng requi rement (CORE Program Only) : 

• A P E ngl i sh Language and Compositi on test score of 4 or 5, OR 

• SAT verbal score 670 or above for scores achi eved between M ay 1995 and February 2005. ( I n 
A pri I 1995, the Educati onal Testi ng Servi ce recentered the scores on the SAT. Students 
whose test scores are from before A pri 1 1995 must have reed ved a score of 600 or above to be 
exempt f rom Acadenri c Writi ng. Thi s recenteri ng does not ref I ect a rai si ng of the requi rement 
for exempti on, but a change i n the scori ng system used by ETS. 

• I n M arch 2005, ETS began the use of a new SAT test for writi ng. I nf ormati on about 
exempti on i n connecti on with SAT tests taken after M arch 2005 wi 1 1 be avai I abl e at 
www.engl i sh. uird.edu/fw-program- general /f wp-exempti ons/. 

• Begi nni ng i n f al I 2012, students under the new General Educati on program wi 1 1 not be 
exempted from the Academic Writing requirement based on SAT scores. 

Z Onecourse in Mathematics (Must be attempted within the first 30 credits; must be passed within 
the first 60 credits.) See www, ugst. umd.edu/core/courses/F undamental /F undaSt- math, html 

Approved CORE Fundamental Studies Mathematics Courses: 
MATH 110 E I ementary Mathematical Modds; OR 
MATH 112 Col I ege Algebra with Applications and Trigonometry; OR 
MATH 113 Col I ege Algebra with Applications; OR 



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MATH 115 Pre-cal cuius; OR 

Any 100-or 200-1 evd MATH or STAT course except MATH 199, 210, 211, 212,213, 214, and 274. 

Exemptions from M athemati cs requi rement (CORE Program Only): 

• SAT M ath score of 600 or above OR 

• AP score of 4 or above i n Calcul us AB or BC; OR 

• AP score of 4 or above i n Statistics; OR 

• CLEP Calculus Exam score of 50 or higher. 

• Begi nni ng i n f al I 2012, students under the new General Educati on program wi 1 1 not be 
exempted from the M athemati cs requi rement based on SAT scores. 

N ote I f you are pi aced i n the Devd opmental M ath Program by the M athemati cs PI acement Exam 
you may be offered the opportunity to combi ne your Devd opmental course with the appropri ate 
subsequent course of MATH 110, 111, 113, or 115 and thus f i nish both i n one semester. For further 
i rformati on, pi ease see the Devd opmental M ath Program web site 
www, math, umd.edu/undergraduate/courses/fsm html 

3. One course i n Professional Writi ng (taken after 60 credits). www.ugst.umd.edu/core/courses/Funda 
www, ugst. umd.edu/core/courses/F undamental /F unda-St-prof essi onal , html 

Approved CORE Professional Writing Courses: 

ENGL 390 Science Writing 

ENGL 391 Advanced Composition 

ENGL 392 Legal Writing 

ENGL 393 Technical Writing 

ENGL 394 Business Writing 

ENGL 395 Writing for Health Professions 

ENGL 398 Topics in Professional Writing 

Suffixed versions of the above course numbers also fulfill the CORE Professional Writing 
requirement. 

Exemption from Professional Writing Requi rement (CORE Program Only): 

• Grade of "A" in ENGL 101 (NOT ENGL 101A or ENGL 101X), exceptfor students majoring 
in Engineering. All Engineering majors must take ENGL 393. 

• Begi nni ng i n f al I 2012, students under the new General Educati on program wi 1 1 not be 
exempted from the Professional Writing requi rement based on a grade of "A" inENGL 101. 

N ote N o exempti on from the Prof essi onal Wri ti ng requi rement wi 1 1 be granted for achi evement on 
SAT verbal exam Prof essi onal Writi ng courses cannot be used to f ulf i 1 1 Advanced Studi es 
requirements. 

1 1 . CORE Distributive Studies 

N i ne Courses (28 credits) Requi red 

See the I i sti ngs of approved CORE courses i n the onl i ne Schedul e of CI asses at 

https://ntst. umd.edu/soc/ 

L Humanities and the Arts-three courses required 

• One course from Literature (HL), and 

• One course fromThe History or Theory of the Arts (HA), and 



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• One more course from Literature (HL), OR The History or Theory of the Arts (HA), OR 
Humanities (HO). 

Note There is no specific CORE requirement for a Humanities (HO) course 
Z The Sciences and Mathematics- three courses required: 

• U p to two courses from Physi cal Sci ences ( PL/PS) 

• U p to two courses from L i f e Sci ences ( L L/L S) 

• U p to one course from M athemati cs and Formal Reasoni ng ( M S) 

Notes: At I east one sci ence course M U ST i ncl ude or be acconrpani ed by a I ab taken i n the same 
semester (LL or PLonly). More than one lab course may betaken. Courses must betaken from at 
least two of the three categories. There is no specific CORE requirement for a Mathematics and 
Formal Reasoning (MS) course At I east two life and/or physical sci ence courses nrust betaken (PL, 
PS, LL, and LS). The third Sciences and Mathematics course may be another sci ence selection or 
may be chosen from M atnemati cs and F or mal Reasoni ng ( M S) courses. 

3. Social Sciences and History-three courses required: 

• One course from Social or Political History (SH) and 

• Two courses from B ehavi oral and Sod al Sci ences ( SB ) 

4. I nterdisci pi i nary and Emergng Issues (CORE CODE: IE) 

OPTIONAL CORE DISTRIBUTIVE STUDIES CATEGORY EFFECTIVE BEGINNING FALL 
2005 

Details at: http://www.ugst.uird.edu/core/ele 

• IE is an optional CORE distributive studies category; Students may fulfill CORE requirements 
without taki ng an I E course. 

• Only one I E course may be counted toward f ulf i 1 1 i ng CORE Distri buti ve Studies requi rements. 

• Whether a student takes an I E course or not, total COR E D i stri buti ve Studi es course and credi t 
requi rements remai n the same: at I east 9 courses and 28 credits. 

III. CORE Advanced Studies 

Two Courses (6 credits) Requi red 

Students may choose thei r two Advanced Studi es courses from a wi de range of upper- 1 eve! offeri ngs 

outsi de thei r maj ors. Good choi ces i ncl ude courses that mesh with or expand educati onal goal s or 

other i nterests, i ncrease knowl edge, and strengthen critical thi nki ng and writing skill s. 

CORE Advanced Studies Requirement Two upper- level (300- or 400- level) courses outside the 

major taken after 60 credits. Students may substitute a CORE approved senior capstone course i n 

thei r maj or or a seni or or honors thesi s for one of the two requi red Advanced Studi es courses. 

E nrol I merit i n CORE Capstone courses wi 1 1 be subj ect to departmental gui del i nes. The other course 

must be outsi de the maj or. Students compl eti ng doubl e maj ors or doubl e degrees wi 1 1 have f ul f i 1 1 ed 

the campus Advanced Studi es requi rement, unl ess thei r pri mary maj or or col I ege has additi onal 

requi rements. The student's acadenri c col I ege deterrri nes whether or not a course i s "outsi de the 

maj or" for the purpose of f ulf i 1 1 i ng CORE Advanced Studi es. 

ThefbHowing may NOT be used to fulfil I Advanced Studies requirements 

• Professional Writing courses (courses that meet the Fundamental Studies upper-level writing 
requirement); 



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• courses used to meet D i stri buti ve Stud es requi rements; 

• i nternshi ps, practi ca, or other experi end al I earni ng types of courses; 

• courses taken on a pass/f ai I basi s. 

One i ndependent studi es course ( rri ni mum of three credi ts, outsi de the maj or) may be used toward 
Advanced Studi es requi rements as I ong as it i s consi stent with the rul es above and the faculty 
member supervi si ng the i ndependent study agrees that it i s appropri ate for Advanced Studi es. 
Notes: CORE Capstone courses must betaken within the major. A senior thesis (mini mum of 3 
credits) or successful completion and defense of an honors thesis i n either the Honors Col lege or a 
Departmental Honors Program (rri nirrumof 3 credits) counts asCORE Capstone credit. 
See list of approved CORE Capstone courses at https://nt5t.umd.edu/soc/ 

IV. CORE Human Cultural Diversity 

One Course (3 credits) Requi red 

SeetheCORE Diversity List in the online Schedule of Classes at https://nt5t.umd.edu/soc/ 

Cultural Diversity courses focus primarily on: (a) the history, status, treatment, or accomplishment 

of women or rri nority groups and subcultures; (b) non-Western culture, or (c) concepts and 

i mpl i cati ons of di versi ty . 

Note A number of CORE Human Cultural Diversity courses also satisfy CORE Distributive Studies, 

Advanced Studies, or a college, major, and/or supporting area requirement. 

Study Abroad and Satisfying CORE Requi rements see 

http://www. ugst. umd.edu/core/morei nf o/StudyA broad, html 



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6l The Colleges and Schools 

SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, PLANNING AND PRESERVATION (ARCH) 

1200 A rchitecture B ui I di ng, 301-405-8000 
www.arch.umd.edu 
arcinfo@umd.edu 
Dean: David Conrath 

Associ ate Dean(s) : M ari e H owl and, Gerrit K naap 
Assistant Dean(s): Ingrid Farrdl 

The School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation offers a four-year pre- professional 
undergraduate program I eadi ng to the Bachd or of Sci ence degree i n architecture. The School al so 
offers graduate programs I eadi ng to the prof essi onal degrees of M aster of A rchitecture, M aster of 
Historic Preservation, Master of Community Planning, and Master of Real Estate Development, as 
wd I as j oi nt prof essi onal degrees and certifi cates. The School offers a post-prof essi onal M aster of 
Science in Architecture degree and a Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning and Design. Students 
graduati ng wi th the undergraduate maj or i n archi tecture typi cal I y requi re two years to compl ete the 
curri cul um I eadi ng to the prof essi onal degree i n architecture. PI ease see the graduate catal og for 
more i nf ormati on on graduate programs at the School of A rchitecture. 

The School i s a member of the Associ ati on of Col I egi ate School s of A rchitecture (ACSA ) . 

Students reed ve ri gorous and comprehensi ve i nstructi on from a f acul ty whose members are acti ve 
i n prof essi onal practi ce or research. M any f acul ty members have di sti ngui shed themsd ves across 
the professional spectrum and represent different approaches to architectural design. Thd r i ndi vidual 
areas of expertise include architectural design and theory, history, architectural archaeology, 
technology, urban design and planning, and historic preservation. Visiting critics, lecturers, and the 
Kea Di sti ngui shed Professor augment the faculty; together they provi de students with the requi site 
exposure to contemporary realities of architectural design. 

Special Advantages and Facilities 
Accrecftations 

N A A B - 1 n the U nited States, most state regi strati on boards requi re a degree from an accredited 
professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting 
B oard ( N A A B ) , whi ch i s the sol e agency authori zed to accredi t U . S . prof essi onal degree programs i n 
architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachd or of Architecture, the Master of 
Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a fryear, 3-year, or 2-year 
term of accredi tati on, dependi ng on the extent of its conformance with establ i shed educati onal 
standards. 

Doctor of Architecture and M aster of Architecture degree programs may consist of a 

pre- professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned 

sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre- professional degree 

is not, by itself , recognized as an accredited degree. 

The University of Maryland School of Architecture, Planning & Preservation offers the foil owing 

NAAB-accredited degree programs: 



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• M .Arch (pre- professional degree +60 graduate credits) 

• M .Arch (non- pre- professional degree +109 credits) 



Facilities 

The school i s housed i n a modern bui I di ng provi di ng desi gn workstati ons for each student, a 300 
seat auditori urn and serri nar and cl assroom faci I iti es. The Great Space, an atri um at the center of the 
School , i s the I ocati on for col I aborate proj ects, desi gn revi ews, cri ti ques, and a vari ety of events that 
that bri ng the architecture program together. Faci lities incl ude a wd I -equi pped woodworki ng and 
model shop, computer labs, digital output and digital fabrication. The Architecture Library, one of 
the f i nest i n the nati on, offers conveni ent access to a current ci rcul ati ng col I ecti on of more than 
24,000 vol umes, 6,000 peri odi cal s, and an extensi ve sd ecti on of reference materi al s. Rare books 
and special acquisitions i ncl ude a col lection rd ati ng to i international expositions and the 
11,000-volume National Trust for Historic Preservation Library. The Elizabeth D. Alley Visual 
Resources Col I ecti on i ncl udes a reserve col I ecti on of 500,000 si i des on architecture, I andscape 
architecture, urban planning, architectural science, and technology as wdl as audio- visual 
equi pment for cl assroom and studi o use. 

Upper levd summer programs incl ude travd to Rome, Paris, Turkey, Great Britain, and other 
countries. Students may earn di rect credit doi ng hands-on restoration work and by attendi ng lectures 
by vi si ti ng archi tects, preservarj oni sts, and schol ars. U ndergraduate Seni ors and graduate students 
may also participate in a Study A broad Semester at the School 's faci I ity at Ki pi in Hal I, in northern 
England. 

Admission Requirements 

www.lep.umd.edu for i information on applyi ng to the Li rrited Enrol I ment Program i n the Fal I 

semester only 

www.transferadvi si ng. umd.edu for transfer advi si ng questi ons 

A rchi tecture i s a L i rri ted E nrol I ment Program ( L E P) . See www. I ep. umd.edu for i nf ormati on on 
L i rrited E nrol I ment Programs and a I i nk to A rchitecture. A 1 1 students must meet the requi rements 
for adrri ssi on to the L E P by appl y i ng f or a Revi ew at approxi matd y 45 credi ts. 

F reshman Admission. Students wi th the most competi ti ve records from hi gh school gai n di rect 
adrri ssi on to the U ndergraduate A rchi tecture Program through the U ni versi ty A drri ssi ons Off i ce 
Early appl ication is strongly recommended due to I i rrited space i n the program Admitted freshmen 
have access to the necessary advi si ng through their initial semesters to deterrri ne if architecture i s an 
appropri ate maj or for thd r i nterests and abi I i ti es. 

Once a student has earned 45 credits, he/she must have successful I y completed a specific 
set of courses cal I ed "gateway" requi rements. Note Only one 'gateway' or performance 
review course may be repeated to earn the required grade and that course may only 
be repeated once Freshmen who are admitted to architecture must apply for a 45 credit 
I i rrited enrol I ment revi ew on February 1 st duri ng thd r fourth semester. To meet the 
provi si ons of the revi ew, these students must demonstrate thd r abi I i ty to compl ete the 
fol I owi ng "gateway" requi rements: 

• Fundamental Studies General Education requirements 

• D i stri buti ve Studi es requi rements 



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• ARCH 170, 225, 226, and 242 with a grade of 3.0 or higher i n each course 

• M ATH 220, PHY S 121 and one of the courses** I i sted bd ow with a rri ni mum grade of 2.0 i n 
each and an overal I rri ni mum grade poi nt average of 2. 67 i n al I three Thi s gui del i ne typi cal I y 
al I ows for one grade of 'C-' across these three courses. 

** Students must take one of the courses bd ow: 

• ENSP101 (3) Environmental Science 

• GEOG 140 (3) Coastal Environments 

• GEOL 120(3) Environmental Geology 

• GEOL 123/METO 123/GEOG 123 (3) Causes and I mpli cations of Global Change 

• PHY S 122 (4) Fundamentals of Physics 1 1 

Students may be enrol I ed i n A RC H 226 and compl eti ng thd r di stri buti ve studi es contemporaneous 
with the 45 credit I i rri ted enrol I ment review duri ng thd r fourth semester. A rri ni mum cumulative 
GPA of 2.00 inall collegelevd coursework is also required. In addition, the review will include an 
assessment of two I etters of recommendati ore, transcri pts, an essay, and a portf ol i o, the nature of 
whi ch i s sped f i ed by the A rchi tecture Program PI ease contact the U ndergraduate A rchi tecture 
Advisors at archadvise@umd.edu for a 45 Credit Limited Enrollment Review Application normally 
avai I abl e i n October pri or to the February subrri ssi on. The appl i cati on, detai I ed portf ol i o 
requirements and deadlines are also available online at www.arch.umd.edu. Seethe STUDENTS 
tab for i nf ormati on on Student Aff ai rs. 

Note Freshmen students are admitted to the School duri ng the Fal I semester only. 

Transfer Admission Requirements. Transfer students who wish to study Architecture 
must f i rst gai n adrri ssi on to the U ni versi ty and then appl y to the L E P at the earliest 
opportunity f ol I owi ng compl eti on of the "gateway" requi rements. Transfer students, and 
students enrol led on campus who wish to joi n the LEP, apply for the same 45 credit I i mited 
enrol I ment revi ew outi i ned above A drri ssi on to transfer students i s very competi ti ve and 
vari es f rom year to year due to I i rri ted space To meet the provi si ons of the revi ew, 
transfer students must demonstrate their ability to compl ete the f ol I owi ng "gateway" 
requirements: 

• Fundamental Studies requirement 

• D i stri buti ve Studi es requi rement 

• ARCH 170, 225, 226, and 242 with a grade of 3.0 or higher i n each course 

• M ATH 220, PHY S 121 and one of the courses** I i sted bd ow with a rri ni mum grade of 2.0 i n 
each and an overal I rri ni mum grade poi nt average of 2. 67 i n al I three. Thi s gui dd i ne typi cal I y 
al I ows for one grade of 'C-' across these three courses. 

** Students must take one of the courses bd ow to compl ete the M athemati cs and the Sci ences 
Di stri buti ve Studi es CORE requi rement: 

• ENSP101 (3) Environmental Science 

• GEOG 140 (3) Coastal Environments 

• GEOL 120(3) Environmental Geology 

• GEOL 123/METO 123/GEOG 123 (3) Causes and I mpli cati ons of Global Change 

• PHYS 122 (4) Fundamentals of Physics 1 1 

Students may be enrol I ed i n A RC H 226 and compl eti ng thd r di stri buti ve studi es contemporaneous 
with the 45 credit I i rrited enrol I ment review. A rri ni mum cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above i n al I 
col I ege I evd coursework i s requi red. I n additi on, the revi ew wi 1 1 i ncl ude an assessment of two 



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I etters of recommendati ore, transcri pts, an essay, and a portfol i o, the nature of whi ch i s specif i ed by 
the A rchitecture Program PI ease contact the U ndergraduate A rchitecture Advi sors at 
archadvise@umd.edu for a 45 Credit Li rrited Enrol I mart Review A ppl i cation normal ly avai lable i n 
October pri or to the February subrri ssi on. The appl i cati on, detai I ed portfol i o requi rements and 
deadliriesarealsoavailableonlirieatwww.arch.urnd.edu. Seethe STUDENTS tab for information 
on Student Affairs. 

N ote M any outstandi ng transfer candi dates appl y i n February each year. Compl eti on of the above 
requi rements does not guarantee admission i nto the Li rrited Enrol I ment Program 

Appeals Students who are deni ed adnri ssi on as a freshman and fed that they have extenuati ng 
ci rcumstances may appeal i n writi ng to the Off i ce of U ndergraduate A drri ssi ons, M itchd I B ui I di ng. 
Students denied admission at the 45 Credit Li rrited Enrol I ment Review may appeal i n writi ng 
direcrJytotheAssociateDeanforStudentAffairs, School of Architecture, Planning and 
Preservation. For further information, contact the Counsel or for Limited Enrollment Programs at 
301-314-8385. 

Undergraduate Decree Requi rements/Decp-ee Options 

I n the first two years of college, directiy admitted students and those seeking to transfer into the 
School of A rchitecture, PI anni ng and Preservati on shoul d adhere to the f ol I owi ng curri cul um 

C recite 

General E ducati on and E I ecti ves 30 

UNIV100 The Students in the University 1 

ENGL 101 Introduction to Writing 3 

MATH220 Elementary Calculus I 3 

ARCH 170 Introduction to the Bui It Environment 3 

PHY S121 F undamental s of Physi cs I 4 

A RCH 225 Hi story of Worl d A rchitecture I 3 

A RCH 226 Hi story of Worl d A rchitecture 1 1 3 

A RCH 242 Drawing I 3 

Onefromthefollovjng: 3 
ENSP101 Environmental Science 
GEOG140 Coastal Environments 
GEOL120 Environmental Geology 
GEOL 123+ Causes and Implicati ons of Gl obal Change 
PHY S122 F undamental s of Physi cs 1 1 

TotEd Credits 56 



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-+GEOL 123 is also offered as AOSC123 and as GEOG123 

If admitted after completing 56 credits, Students are expected to complete the fd lowing 
requirements for a total of 120 credits: 



Third Year 

A RCH 227 Hi story of Worl d A rchitecture 1 1 1 

ARCH 400 Architecture Studio I* 

A RCH 410 Architectural Technology I 

A RCH 401 A rchitecture Studi o 1 1 

A RCH 411 A rchitectural Technol ogy 1 1 

ENGL 391 Advanced Composition 

ELECT Directed E I ectives 

General Education Requirements 



Total 



Fourth Year 

A RCH 402 A rchitecture Studi o 1 1 1 

A RCH 412 A rchitectural Technol ogy 1 1 1 

ELECT Directed History of Architecture Elective** 

A RCH 403 A rchitecture Studi o I V 

A RCH 413 Architectural Technology IV 

ELECT Directed El ectives 

General Education Requirements 

Total 
Total Credits 



Credits 

3 
6 
4 
6 
4 
3 
3 
3 
32 

6 
4 
3 
6 
4 
6 
3 

32 
120 



*Courses are to be taken i n sequence as i ndi cated by Roman numeral s i n course titJ es. 
**Di rected Architecture history courses: 

A RCH 420 History of American Architecture 

ARCH422 H istory of Greek Architecture 

ARCH 423 H i story of Roman A rchi tecture 

ARCH 433 H i story of Renai ssance A rchi tecture 

ARCH434 H istory of M odern Architecture 

A RC H 435 H i story of Contemporary A rchi tecture 



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Advising 

E rteri ng students are advi sed by the U ndergraduate A dvi sors I ocated i n the School 's M ai n Of f i ce. 
A dvi si ng i s mandatory for al I undergraduate archi tecture maj ors each semester. Students must meet 
wi th an acadenri c advi sor to di scuss thei r acaderri c pi an and course sd ecti on. Students can make an 
appoi ntment for advi si ng onl i ne by visiti ng www.arch.umd.edu and cl icki ng on the STU DENTS tab 
and Advising. Studertsmayalsocontacttheadvisirgofficeviaarchadvise@umd.edu. Walk-in 
appoi rtments may be avai I abl e. Students may use the archadvi se@umd.edu emai I at any ti me 
Students shoul d al ways i ncl ude thei r f ul I name, U I D and contact i nf ormati on i n any emai I 
correspondence. 

Approved Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

The Architecture Student Assembly represents the student body. A ssembly members are elected 
from undergraduate and graduate classes. Representatives attend Faculty M eeti ngs, serve on 
comrri ttees, and organi ze the A rchi tecture Program Retrospect] ve at the end of each semester. 

The School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation sponsors a chapter of the American Institute 
of Architecture Students (Al AS), the national association for architecture students. The Al AS 
chapter sponsors a variety of activities including an annual CareerFair, Beaux Arts Ball, field trips, 
conferences, workshops, and other events throughout the academic year. 

The Emergi ng Green Bui Iders is the student organization dedicated to promoti ng sustai nabi I ity. 
Members organize exhibits, a public lecture, a series of lunchtimetalks, and other activities. 

The University of Maryland chapter of NOMAS is affiliated with the national professional 

organi zati on N OM A . NOMASisa group of students from a vari ety of backgrounds pursui ng 

architecture degrees at the undergraduate and graduate I evd s, i nterested i n contri buti ng to the U M D 

School of Architecture, Planni ng and Preservation by bui Idi ng a sense of community based on shared 

experi ences uni que to our di verse student body. 

USGBC Students'! University of Maryland Chapter of the United States Green Building Council is 

a coal iti on of undergraduate and graduate students i rtBt on I earni ng about and promoti ng 

sustai nable design and bui Idi ng practices. Formed i n 2007, the group hosts monthly meeti ngs i n the 

A rchi tecture B ui I di ng. 

Financial Assistance 

M any f i nanci al awards are offered to freshman upon adrri ssi on. A ny questi ons about f i nanci al ai d 
for freshman admits shoul d be di rected to the Off i ce of U ndergraduate Adrri ssi ons and the Off i ce of 
Student F i nanci al A i d. 

Each year, the School of Architecture, Planni ng and Preservation offers a number of merit-based 
schol arshi ps to qual i f y i ng undergraduate students. M any are offered to students parti ci pati ng i n 
study abroad programs. I nterested students are encouraged to appl y for these i n earl y Spri ng. 
I nf ormati on i s avai I abl e at www.arch. umd.edu. PI ease note that most of these schol arshi ps are 
reserved for students i n the studi o sequence of the program. 

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OFSA) administers all types of federal, state, and institutional 
f i nanci al assi stance programs and, i n cooperati on wi th other U ni versi ty off i ces, parti ci pates i n the 
awardi ng of schol arshi ps to deservi ng students. F reshmen and sophomores are strongl y encouraged 



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to visit the OF SA early in thd r tenure at the University of Maryland to determine any scholarships 
they may be d i gi bl e f or i n the f ol I owi ng years. 

For more information, visit: vwwv.finandalaid.unxl.eclu. 

Research Units 

National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education 

1112 Prei nkert F i d dhouse, Col I ege Park, 301-405-6788 
www.smartgrowth. umd.edu 
Dr. GerritKnaap 

The National Center for Smart Growth Research and Education is a non-partisan center for research 
and I eadershi p trai ni ng on Smart G rowth and rd ated I and use i ssues nati onal I y and i nternati oral I y . 
Founded in 2000, the National Center for Smart Growth is a cooperative venture of four University 
of Maryland schools: Architecture, Planning and Preservation; Public Policy; Agriculture and 
N atural Resources; and E ngi neeri ng. The mi ssi on of the Center i s to bri ng the di verse resources of 
the U ni versi ty of M ary I and and a network of nati onal experts to bear on i ssues i n I and devd opment, 
resource preservation and urban growth - the nature of our communities, our landscape and our 
qual ity of life— through i nterdi sci pi i nary research, outreach and educati on, thereby establ i shi ng the 
University as the rati onal leader in this fidd. 



COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES (AGNR) 

0108 Symons Hall, 301-405-2078 

agnr.umd.edu 

abrohawn@umd.edu 

Dean: Cheng- i Wd 

Associate Dean(s): Leon H. Slaughter, Dan Kugler, Add Shirmohammadi 

Assistant Dean(s): Evdyn Cooper 

The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources offers a variety of academic programs that apply 
sci ence, management, desi gn, and engi neeri ng to i improve the worl d i n whi ch we I i ve and work. 
Feeding the world's population, devd oping scientifically- based land use practices and policies, 
understandi ng ani mal and plant biology, i mprovi ng nutrition and its effects on human health, 
conservi ng and restori ng ecosystems, and profitably managi ng farms and agri busi nesses i n harmony 
with the envi ronment are al I vital concerns of the Col I ege. I ntegrati ng the use and protecti on of 
natural resources i n the producti on of food and nursery crops i s a chal I enge faci ng students. 
I n addition to course work, undergraduates have opportunities to work closdy with faculty i n 
state-of-the-art facilities incl udi ng those for ani mal sci ences, di eteti cs, envi ronmental sci ence and 
technol ogy, I andscape archi tecture, pi ant sci ences, and veteri nary medi ci ne. T he Col I ege al so 
serves as the acaderri c home of the M aryl and Campus of the V i rgi ni a-M aryl and Regi onal Col I ege of 
Veteri nary M edici ne. Nearby resources such as the U .S. Department of Agriculture's Bdtsvi lie 
Agricultural National Research Center, the National I nstitutes of Health, the Food and Drug 
Adrri ni strati on, the Smithsoni an I nstituti on and the N ati onal Zoo, M aryl and's Departments of 
A gri cul ture and N atural Resources, and the Patuxent Wi I dl i f e Research Center enhance teachi ng, 
research, i nternshi p, and career opportunities for students. Fidd study courses offered i n Azerbaijan, 
Brazil, Bdize, Costa Rica, Italy, Peru, Russia, andTaiwan, and a study-abroad program in Angers, 
F ranee expose students to other cul tures and envi ronments. L earni ng opportuni ti es are al so 



6. The Col leges and Schools Page 131 



strengthened through student i nvol vement i n such co-curri cul ar acti vi ti es as the Col I ege H onors 
Program, AGNR Undergraduate Research Program, career programs, leadership workshops, and 
student clubs. 



Special Advantages and Facilities 

Educational opportunities in the Col I ege of Agriculture and Natural Resources are enhanced by the 
proximity of several research units of the federal government. Teaching and research activities in 
the Col I ege are conducted with the cooperati on of sci enti sts and prof essi onal peopl e i n government 
posi ti ore. Of parti cul ar i nterest are the N ati onal A gri cul tural Research Center at B d tsvi 1 1 e, the 
National Agricultural Library, the National Arboretum and the Food and Drug Administration. 

I nstructi on i n the basi c bi ol ogi cal and soci al sci ences, and I andscape desi gn i s conducted i n modern, 
technol ogi cal I y-equi pped cl assrooms and I aboratori es. The appl i cati on of basi c pri nci pi es to 

practi cal situati ons i s demonstrated for the student i n numerous ways. I n additi on to on-campus 
facilities, the col I ege operates several educati on and research facilities throughout M aryl and. 
Horticultural and agronomic crops, turf, beef, horses, dairy cattie, and poultry are maintained under 
practical and research conditions and may be used by our students. These centers, as wd I as other 
sd ected I ocati ons on and off campus al so serve as living I aboratori es for envi ronmertal studi es. 

Admission Requirements 

I I i s recommended that students enteri ng the Col I ege of A gri cul ture and N atural Resources have 
completed a high school preparatory course that includes: English, 4 units; mathematics, 3 units; 
biological and physical sciences, 3 units; and history or social sciences, 2 units. The Landscape 
A rchi tecture maj or i s a I i rri ted enrol I mart program ( L E P) . See chapter 1 for general 

I i rri ted-enrol I mart program adrri ssi on pol i ci es. 

Undercj-aduate Decree Requi remerrts/Decp-ee Options 

Departments i n the Col I ege of A gri cul ture and N atural Resources offer the f ol I owi ng programs of 
study: 

Agricultural and Resource Economics B usi ness M anagemert; 
Agricultural Science; Environmental and Resource Pol icy; Food Production; 
International Agriculture; and Political Process. 

Animal Sciences Animal Care and Management; Equine Studies; 
Laboratory A ni mal Care; Sci ence/Preprof essi onal ; and A ni mal 
Biotechnology 

Combined Agriculture/Veteri nary Medicine 

Environmental Science and Policy: Environmert& Agriculture, 
Environmental Economics, Environmental Restoration, Soil, Water, & Land 
Resources, and Wildlife Resources & Conservation. 

Environmental Science and Technology: Concentrations in Ecological 
Technology Design, Environmental Health, Soil and Watershed Science, or 
Natural Resources Management. 
Plant Sciences Horticulture and Crop Production, Landscape Management, 



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Plant Sciences, Turf and Golf Course Management, and Urban Forestry 

General Agricultural Sciences 

Landscape Architecture 

Natural Resources Management Environmental Education/Park 

M anagement; Land and Water Resource M anagement; and Plant and 

Wi I dl if e Resource M anagement 

Nutrition and Food Science: Dietetics; Food Science; and Nutritional 

Science 



Students graduati ng from the col I ege must compl ete at I east 120 credits with a grade 
poi nt average of 2. i n al I courses appl i cabl e toward the degree. Requi rements of the 
maj or and supporti ng areas are I i sted under i ndi vi dual program headi ngs i n the 
Departments, M aj ors and Programs secti on of thi s site. 



Advising 

Each student i n the Col I ege i s assi gned a f acuity advi sor to assi st i n sd ecti ng courses, accessing 
academic enrichment opportunities, and making strategic career decisions. Advisors normally work 
wi th a I i mi ted number of students and are abl e to gi ve i ndi vi dual gui dance. B oth freshmen enteri ng 
with a def i nite choi ce of curri cul um and transfer students are assi gned to departmental advi sors for 
counsel and pi anni ng of al I acaderri c programs as soon as possi bl e. Students have access to 
additi onal advi si ng through thei r home derailments undergraduate program off i ce and through the 
col I ege's student servi ces off i ce A G N R Peer M entors, acaderri cal I y tal ented and 
university-engaged upperdassmen, provide an additional advising resource for students in the 
college. 

Specif i cs of advi sor assi gnmert are avai I abl e i n the undergraduate off i ce of each department. 

Departments and Centers 

U ndergraduate credit i nstructi on i s offered by the Departments of A ni mal and A vi an Sci ences 
(A NSC), Agricultural and Resource Economics (A REC), Environmental Science and Technology 
(ENST), Nutrition and Food Science (NFSC), and PI ant Science and Landscape Architecture 
(PSLA). Additionally, the Environmental Science and Pol icy (ENSP) maj or is based and 
administered within theCollegeof Agriculture and Natural Resources; it offers specializations 
advi sed withi n thi s col I ege as wd I the col I eges of Behavi oral and Sod al Sci ences, Cherri cal , 
M athemati cal and N atural Sci ences. A I so, the A gri cul tural Sci ence and Technol ogy maj or wi thi n 
PSLA offers students the opportunity to doubl e maj or i n Agri culture Educati on. Additi onal courses 
are provi ded through the 2-year certif i cate program i n the I nstitute of A ppl i ed Agri culture. 

Minors 

Acaderri c M i nors provi de students an opportunity to expand or compl emert thd r maj or by taki ng 
additional courses (15-24 credits) i n a coherent f idd of study. Students i interested i n a rri nor should 
contact the undergraduate program off i ce of the department off eri ng the rri nor. C urrenti y the 
f ol I owi ng are approved rri nors (with the off eri ng department i n parentheses) i n the col I ege 



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Agribusiness Economics (Agricultural and Resource Economics) 

Environmental Econorricsand Policy (Agricultural and Resource Economics) 

Resource and Agricultural Policy in Economic Development (Agricultural and Resource 
Economics) 

Global Poverty (Agricultural and Resource Economics) 

Landscape Management (PI ant Sci ence and Landscape A rchitecture) 

Soi I Science ( E nvi ronmental Sci ence and Technol ogy ) 

Sustai nabi I ity Studies ( E nvi ronmental Sci ence and Pol i cy ) 

Living-Learning Procj-ams 

The col lege sponsors, through its Envi ronmental Science and Pol icy Program the Envi ronment, 
Technol ogy and Economy curri cul um i n Col I ege Park Schol ars. Adrri ssi on to Col I ege Park 
Scholars is selective and by invitation only. For further information, see Undergraduate Studies, 
Col I ege Park Schol ars Program i n the Col I eges and School s secti on of thi s site 

Specialized Academic Procj-ams 

The I nstitute of A ppl i ed Agri culture offers 60-credit certif i cate programs desi gned pri mari ly for 
prof essi onal devd opment. Opti ons offered i ncl ude Agri busi ness M anagement, Equi ne B usi ness 
M anagement, Golf Course M anagement, Golf Course Construction M anagement, Landscape 
M anagement, Ornamental H orti culture, Sports Turf M anagement, Sustai nabl e Agri culture and 
Turfgrass M anagement. Some two-year program students conti nue on i n regul ar four-year programs 
i n the col lege and several of the col lege's majors al low I i rrited use of I nstitute courses i n thei r 
programs. 
Pre-Veterinary Medicine 

The College of Agri culture and Natural Resources isthe most popular choice for students who wish 
to pursue veteri nary medi ci ne. Two excel I ent maj ors not to be rri ssed are housed i n the Department 
of A ni mal and A vi an Sci ences. The Agri cultural and Veteri nary M edi ci ne maj or offers a student an 
accd erated acaderri c path with al I recommended courses for veteri nary school and the opportunity 
to apply at the end of the j unior year. The Sciences/Pre- Professional major offers a student a four 
year academic path with al I recommended courses for veteri nary school and the opportunity to apply 
upon recei pt of the bachd or of sci ence ( B . S. ) degree. 

College Honors Prog-am 

Students may appl y for adrri ssi on to the Col I ege H onors program after compl eti ng 60 credi ts wi th a 
rri ni mum 3.2 GPA i n a program withi n the Col lege. Honors students work with a faculty mentor and 
must take at I east 12 credits of honors courses i ncl udi ng a seni or thesi s. I interested students shoul d 
contact thei r faculty advi sor. 

Approved Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

Student parti ci pati on i n prof essi onal sod eti es, cl ubs, and i nterest groups i s extensi ve i n the col I ege, 



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and students f i nd opportuni ty for vari ed expressi on and growth i n the f ol I owi ng organi zati ons: 

AGNR Peer Mentors; AGNR Student Ambassadors; AGNR Student Council; Alpha Zeta; Alpha 
Gamma Rho; A ni mal and A vi an Sci ences Graduate Student Associ ati on; B I ock and B ri dl e; 
Collegiate4-H; Food and Nutrition Club; Landscape Architecture Student Associ ati on; Natural 
Resources Management Society; Sigma Alpha; UM Equestrian Club; UM Food Science Club; UM 
Student Chapter of Golf Course Superi ntendents Associ ati on of A meri ca; and Veteri nary Sci ence 
Club. 

Financial Assistance 

A number of schol arshi ps are avai I abl e for students enrol I ed i n the Col I ege of Agri culture and 
Natural Resources. These i nd ude: 

AGN R A I umni Associ ati on Schol arshi p; AGN R General Schol arshi p; A rthur M . A halt M emori al 
Scholarship; Attorney General's Agri cultural and Natural Resources Scholarship; Professor J ohn 
Axley Memorial Scholarship; Eileen Barnett Scholarship; Bdtsvi lie Garden Club Scholarship; 
B ruce and Donna B erl age Schol arshi p; C hester F . B I etch E ndowment; B owi e-C rofton Garden C I ub 
Scholarship; Frank D. Brown Memorial Scholarship; J oseph Byrd Foundation Scholarship; J onas 
and J oan Cash Student Award Scholarship; Chapd Valley Landscape Honorary Scholarship; George 
EarleCookJr. Scholarship; ErnestT. Cull en Memorial Schol arshi p; J ai me Dannemann 
Scholarship; R.F. Davis Memorial Schol arshi p; J erryV. DeBarthe Memorial Scholarship; William 
R. DeLauder Scholarship; FrankJ. DudaTurfgrass Scholarship; MyloS. Downey Memorial 
Schol arshi p; Equi ne Studi es Schol arshi p; Expl ore AGN R Schol arshi p; J aires R. Ferguson M emori al 
Scholarship; Kenneths. Fowler Memorial Endowed Scholarship; Thomas A. Fretz Agriculture and 
N atural Resources Schol arshi p; J aires & Sarah Goddard M emori al Schol arshi p; Wi 1 1 i am D . Godwi n 
Endowed Scholarship; Golf Course Builders of America Association Foundation Scholarship; 
M anasses J . & Susanna J arboe G rove Schol arshi p; Tom H artsock A ni mal M anagemert Schol arshi p; 
H. Pal mer Hopkins Scholarship established by Charles W. Coalejr. & Ellen KirbyCoale; Charles 
& J udy I ager Schol arshi p; Land Grant Schol arshi p; J aires & Gertrude Learner Schol arshi p; Donal d 
Ld shear I nternati onal Travd Schol arshi p; Lee M aj eski e Dai ry Y outh Schol arshi p; M aryl and 
Greenhouse Growers Associ ati on Schol arshi p; J aires R. & Patricia M. Miller Outstanding Senior 
Schol arshi p; J ohn and M arjorie M oore I nternati onal Agriculture & Natural Resources Student 
Travd Schol arshi p; J aires and Dessi e M oxl ey Schol arshi p; Paul R. Poffenberger M emori al 
Schol arshi p; J ennif er Russo M emori al Schol arshi p; Ross & Paul i ne Smith Schol arshi p; J . H erbert 
Snyder Educati onal Schol arshi p; Southern States Cooperati ve Schol arshi p; H i ram I . Sti ne M emori al 
Scholarship; T.B. Symons Memorial Scholarship; TIC Gums Scholarship; Vansville Farmers Club 
Schol arshi p; A . V . V i erhd I er Schol arshi p; Si egf ri ed Wd sberger, J r. M emori al Schol arshi p; Theo & 
GeorgiannaMilesWdss Memorial Scholarship; andtheWilliamR. Winslow Scholarship. 

The College is privileged to offer additional support in the form of interest-free loans through the 
Catheri ne B ri nkl ey L oan F und whi ch are avai I abl e to students who are resi dents of M aryl and and 
progressi ng i n programs wi thi n the Col I ege of A gri cul ture and N atural Resources. 

Awards 

The Agriculture and Natural Resources A I umni Chapter provides recognition each year for the 
Outstandi ng Seni or i n the two-year and four-year programs. 

Research Units 

Maryland Agricultural Experiment Station 



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The M aryland Agricultural Experi mert Station (MAES) supports research conducted pri mari ly by 
120 faculty scientists located withi n the Col lege of Agriculture and Natural Resources. Faculty use 
state-of-the-art faci I i ties such as a new Research Greenhouse Complex and Envi ronmental 
Si mul ator, as wd I as 10 off-campus research I ocati ore, for research i n the sci ence, busi ness, pol i cy, 
and practi ce of agri culture. MAES supports research that benefits consumers and producers al i ke; 
for exampl e, our si gnif i cant focus on the envi ronment protects val uabl e natural resources such as the 
Chesapeake Bay. Undergraduate students also benefit from mentoring by MAES-supported faculty 
and instructional use of MAES facilities statewide 

University of Maryland Extension 

TheUniversity of Maryland Extension educates citizens in the application of practical, 
research- based knowl edge to critical i ssues i n agri cultural and agri busi ness i ncl udi ng aquaculture; 
natural resources and the envi ronment; human development, nutrition, diet, and health; youth 
development and 4-H; and farri ly and community leadershi p. The statewide program i ncl udes more 
than 180 faculty and support staff located i n 23 counties, the City of Balti more, four regional 
centers, and the U ni versity of M aryland's Col lege Park and Eastern Shore campuses. I n addition, 
more than 15, 000 vol unteers and ci ti zens i n M ary I and gi ve generousl y of thei r ti me and energy. 

Center for Food Safety and Security Systems (C FS 3 ) 

TheCenter for Food Safety and Security Systems (CFS3) provides world-class research, 
educati on and outreach on i ssues rd ated to food and water defense, safety and protecti on. H oused i n 
the Department of N utriti on and Food Sci ence, thi s new center wi 1 1 provi de additi onal opportunity 
for students to become involved in issues of significance for homdand security. For information on 
CFS 3, please see agresearch.umd.edu/CFS3/i ndex.cfm or cal I 301-405-0773. 

Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, Inc. 

The Harry R. Hughes Center for Agro-Ecology, I nc is a private, non-profit 501 (c) 3 
organization affiliated with theUni versity of Maryland. TheCenter brings together diverse interests 
from the agri cultural , forestry, and envi ronmental communiti es for the purpose of retai ni ng 
M aryl and's worki ng I andscapes and the i ndustri es they support whi I e protecti ng and i mprovi ng the 
health of the Chesapeake Bay and its tri butari es. For further i nformati on see agroecol . umd.edu/or 
call at 410-827-6202. 

J oint I nstitute For Food Safety and Nutrition 

TheJ oint I nstitute For Food Safety and Nutrition 1 FSA N ), establ i shed between the US FDA 
and the University of Maryland in 1996, is a jointly administered research and education 
program For i nformati on on J I FSAN, see www.j ifsan.umd.edu/ or cal I 301-405-8382. 

Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center 

The Northeastern Regional Aquaculture Center (NRAC) is one of five Regional Aquaculture 
Centers established by the U. S. Congress for the United States. Funded by the USDA, and 
representing 12 states and the District of Columbia, NRAC devdops and sponsors cooperative 
regi onal research and extensi on proj ects i n support of the aquaculture i ndustry i n the northeastern 
United States. Forfurtricrirformationseewww.nrac.umd.edu/orcall 301-405-6085. 



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Student Engagement and Service Units 

Virgpnia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine, Maryland Campus 

Col I ege of A gri cul ture and N atural Resources 

Val eri e Ragan, Di rector, Center for Publ i c and Corporate Veteri nary M edi ci ne 
1202 Guddsky Veteri nary Center, 301-314-6820 

Email: vragan@umd.edu 

www.vetmed.umd.edu 

The Vi rgi nia-M aryland Regional Col lege of Veteri nary M edici ne is operated by the University of 
Maryland and the Virginia Polytechnic I nstituteand State University. Each year, 30 Maryland and 
50 V i rgi ni a resi dents compri se the enteri ng cl ass of a four-year program I eadi ng to a Doctor of 
Veteri nary M edici ne (DVM ). 

The first three years are given at Virginia Polytechnic I nstituteand State University in Blacksburg, 
Virginia. The final year of instruct] on is given at several locations, including the University of 
M aryl and, Col I ege Park. 

A student desi ri ng admi ssi on to the col I ege must compl ete the pre- veteri nary requi rements and 
appl y for adrri ssi on to the prof essi onal curri cul um A dnri ssi on to thi s program i s competi ti ve, and 
open to al I M aryl and resi dents. A 1 1 M aryl and resi dents' appl i cati ons are processed at the Col I ege of 
V eteri nary M edi ci ne, M aryl and Campus, U ni versi ty of M aryl and, Col I ege Park. 

Institute of Applied Agriculture (Two-Year Certificate Program) 

Col I ege of A gri cul ture and N atural Resources 

Glori Hyman, Director 

2123 Jul I Hall, 301-405-4685 

E-mail: iaa@umd.edu 

www.iaa.umd.edu 

The I nstitute of A ppl i ed Agri culture (I A A ) awards acaderri c certifi cates i n Agri cultural B usi ness 
M anagement, Golf Course M anagement, Golf Course Construction M anagement, Landscape 
M anagement, Ornamental H orti culture, Sports Turf M anagement, Sustai nabl e Agri culture and 
Turf grass M anagement. Asa two-year program the I A A has a separate adrri ssi on pol i cy. U pon 
compl eti on of the program students are wd come to transfer to the U ni versi ty of M aryl and, Col I ege 
Park; U ni versi ty of M aryl and U ni versi ty Col I ege; and other school s. 

For more information about the I A A, its admissions procedures, and requirements, contact the 
I nstitute of Applied A gri cul ture, 2123 J ul I Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 
20742-2525. 



COLLEGE OF ARTS AND HUMANITIES (ARHU) 

1102 Francis Scott Key Hall, 301-405-2088 
www.arhu.umd.edu 
Dean: BonnieThornton Dill 



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The Col I ege of A its and H umaniti es embraces a heterogeneous group of di sci pi i nes that study 
human experi ence, thought, expressi on and creati vity. All val ue the devd opment of cri ti cal thi nki ng, 
f I uent expression i n writi ng and speech, sensitivity to ethical and aesthetic issues, and a complex 
understandi ng of history and culture. Departments and programs i n Arts and H umanities prize 
vi gorous i ntd I ectual debate i n a di verse communi ty . Whi I e they have strong i ndi vi dual i denti ti es, 
they are al so i nvol ved i n i nterdi sci pi i nary studi es. Thus students wi 1 1 f i nd, for exampl e, courses i n 
the Department of Engli sh that approach I i terature in its hi stori cal contexts, courses i n the 
Department of H i story that adopt ferri ni st perspecti ves, courses i n the Department of A rt H i story 
and A rchaeol ogy that study Af ri can pol itics, and so on. 

F urther exampl es of the sped al opportuni ti es avai I abl e to students i n thi s ri chl y vari egated col I ege 
i nd ude an excepti onal vi sual resource center i n A rt H i story and A rchaeol ogy, the E ngl i sh 
Department's computer-based writing classroom, and the School of Languages, Literatures, and 
Culture's Fordgn Language Media Lab. Additionally, students may add an international experience 
to thd r undergraduate educati on by parti ci pad ng i n an A RH U -sponsored study abroad program i n 
Australia, Chile, China, Cuba, Ecuador, France, Germany, Greece, Israd, Italy, Japan, Spain, 
Tai wan, Tri ni dad and Tobago, and the U nited K i ngdom The educati onal vi stas open to students i n 
the School of M usic and the School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies are enhanced 
enormousl y by the C I ari ce Srri th Center for the Perform ng A its, whi ch houses those departments. 
Students may al so parti ci pate i n one of the Col I ege's f i ve I i vi ng- 1 earni ng programs: H onors 
Humanities, Col I ege Park Scholars in the A its, Digital Cultures and Creati vity, Jimenez- Porter 
Writers' House, arid Language House (see bdow). 



Admission Requirements 

For general informati on on adnrissi on requirements to the university, refer to the Freshmen 
Adrri ssi on and Transfer Adrri ssi on secti ons of the catal og. Adnri ssi on to the col I ege's School of 
M usi c i s a two-step process: undergraduate appl i cants must appl y to both the Off i ce of 
U ndergraduate Adrri ssi ons and to the School of M usi c. V i sit www.music.umd.edu for i nformati on. 
F urther, students wi shi ng to maj or i n creati ve or perf orrri ng arts are encouraged to seek trai ni ng i n 
the ski 1 1 s associ ated wi th such an area pri or to matri cul ati on. A ppl i cants to these programs may be 
requi red to auditi on, present si i des, or submit a portfol i o as a part of the adrri ssi on requi rements. For 
specif i c questi ons on acaderri c programs i n the col I ege, contact M r. J . Dari us Greene, Associ ate 
Di rector at arhu-adrrit@umd.edu or 301-405-2096. 

Undergraduate Decree Requi rements/Degree Options 

The Col I ege of A its and H umaniti es offers the degree of Bachd or of A its i n the f ol I owi ng f i d ds of 

study: 

American Studies: www.amst.umd.edu 

Arabic Studies: www.arabic.umd.edu 

Art: www.art.umd.edu 

Art History and Archeology: www.arthi story-archaeol ogy. umd.edu 

Central European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies: www.cere5.umd.edu 

Chinese Language and Literature www.chi nese.umd.edu 

Classics: www.classics.umd.edu 

Classical Humanities (see classics) 

Communication: www.corrmumd.edu 



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Dance www.tdps.umd.edu 

E ngl i sh L anguage and L i terature www.english.umd.edu 

Film Studi es: www.filmumd.edu 

French Language and Literature www.french.umd.edu 

Germanic Studies: www.aerman.umd.edu 

Greek (see CI assies) 

H i story: www.history.umd.edu 

I tal i an L anguage and L i terature www.italian.umd.edu 

J apanese Language and L i terature www.j apanese. umd.edu 

J ewish Studies: www.jewishstudies.umd.edu 

Latin (see Classics) 

Lati n and Greek (see Classics) 

Linguistics: www.ling.umd.edu 

Music: www.music.umd.edu (Students majoring in Music may pursuea Bachelor of Music degree) 

Persian Studies: www. persi an. umd.edu 

Phi I osophy: www. phi I osophy. umd.edu 

Romance Languages: www. romance! anguages. umd.edu 

Russian: www.russian.umd.edu 

Spanish and Portuguese www.spanish.umd.edu or www.portuguese.umd.edu 

Theatre www.tdps.umd.edu 

Women's Studies: www.wornensstudies.umd.edu 

The Col I ege al so offers certif i cate programs i n East A si an Studi es; Lati n A meri can Studi es; 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies; and Women's Studies. 

Major Requirements 

• A 1 1 students must compl ete a program of study consi sti ng of a maj or (a f i d d of concentrati on) 
and someti mes supporti ng courses as specified by one of the academic units of the col lege. No 
program of study shal I requi re i n excess of 60 semester hours. 

• A maj or shal I consi st, i n addi ti on to the I ower-di vi si on departmental prerequi si tes, of 24 to 40 
hours, at least 12 of which must be i n courses numbered 300 or 400 and at least 12 of which 
must be taken at the U ni versi ty of M aryl and, Col I ege Park. 

• A maj or program someti mes requi res a secondary f i d d of concentrati on (supporti ng courses) . 
The nature and number of these courses are deterrri ned by the maj or department. 

• No grade lower than C- may be used to f ulf i 1 1 major or supporti ng course requi rements. No 
course for the maj or or support modul e may be taken Pass-Fai I . 

• Students must earn at least a 2.0 cumulative grade point average to graduate from the 
U ni versi ty of M aryl and. 

• An overal I G PA of 2. i n the maj or i s requi red for graduati on. 

• Students shoul d consult the unit i n whi ch they wi 1 1 maj or for specif i c detai I s; certai n units 
have mandatory advi si ng. 

• Students must take a Fordgn Language Placement Test 
(http://www.arhu.umd.edu/undergraduate/fl pt ) prior to addi ng a major i n the Col lege of Arts 
and H umani ti es unl ess the student has f ul f i 1 1 ed the requi red I anguage prerequi si tes. Students 
who enter the University as Arts and Humanities majors must take the test by the end of thdr 
f i rst semester on campus. Bachd or of M usi c students are exempt from taki ng the ford gn 

I anguage pi acement test. For more i nformati on about Bachd or of M usi c requi rements, pi ease 
se ewww. music, umd.edu . . 

Graduation Requirements 



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To graduate all shxlmtsiTiistGErnatlGastl20crGditsandatlGastaZ0curTXjlative^-ade 
pant average. Additionally, students must complete College of Arts and Humanities 
requirements. 

Thefol lowi ng col lege requi rements apply only to students earni ng Bachelor of Arts degrees from 
the Col I ege of A its and H umaniti es. These requi rements are i n additi on to or i n f ulf i 1 1 merit of 
campus and departmental requi rements. For i nformati on concerni ng the Bachd or of M usi c i n the 
School of M usic, students should consult a M usic advisor. 

Students who doubl e maj or i n A RH U and another col I ege on campus must compl ete the A RH U 
Global Engagement requirement and 45 hours of upper- level credit. 

A 1 1 A its and H umaniti es freshmen (excl udi ng students i n Col I ege Park Schol ars, Di gital Cultures 
and Creativity, Honors Humanities, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Gemstone, Integrated Life 
Sciences, or University Honors) must take an ARHU-specific UNIV 101, The Student in the 
U ni versi ty and I ntroducti on to Computer Resources course, duri ng thei r f i rst semester on campus. 

Distribution: To encourage advanced mastery of materi al , a mi ni mum of 45 of the total of 120 
semester hours must be upper- level work (i.e., courses numbered 300-499). 

For more information about the CORE program, pleasevisitwww.ugst.umd.edu/core/ 

For more information about the General Education program, pleasevisitwww.gened.umd.edu/ 

TheGlobal Engagement Requirement 

To expand ARH U students' understandi ng of other cultures and language i n an i ncreasi ngly global 
society, ARHU students must compl ete the "Global Engagement Requirement." Learning a second 
I anguage produces deep knowl edge of cultural as wd I as I i ngui sti c differences whi I e openi ng 
pathways for common understandi ng. The requi remert may be sati sf i ed i n one of three ways, 

Option 1: Study of a Foreign Language 

Requi remert: Students wi 1 1 take ford gn I anguage coursework to the desi gnated I evd at U M D . 
PI ease consult an A RH U advi sor f or a I i st of the approved course sequences. 

Option 2: Cultural I irmersion through Study Abroad 

Requi remert: Students wi 1 1 parti ci pate i n a semester I ong Study A broad experi ence i n a country 
where English is not the pri mary language 

The study abroad experi ence must i ncl ude 

1. At I east the fi rst year/d ementary I evd I anguage of the host country before or duri ng the 
experience (or equivalent as determined bytheARHU fordgn language placement policy); 

2. A ref I ecti on component that wi 1 1 chal I enge students to assess thd r pre-departure, i n country 
and post study abroad experience (0-3cr); 

3. Parti ci pati on i n one of the f ol I owi ng pre-approved engagement experi ences: 

• Internship 

• Service Learning 

• A living situation involving daily interaction with host nationals (eg., a 
pre-approved home stay with a host national farri ly) 

• Other - an engagement experi ence approved i n advance of departure 



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Students must devd op a I earni ng contract with an A RH U advi sor i n advance of studyi ng abroad i n 
order for the experi ence to count for the G I obal E ngagement Requi rement. Past study abroad 
experi ences wi 1 1 not be consi dered retroacti vd y . 

Option 3: 1 iid victual ly-designed Engagement Experience 

Requi rement: Students may al so create an i ndi vi dual I y-desi gned experi ence that achi eves the 
I earni ng outcomes of the gl obal engagement requi rement. 

Thi s opti on must i ncl ude 

1. At I east the f i rst year/d ementary I evd I anguage of the host country before or duri ng the 
experience (or equivalent as determined bytheARHU fordgn language placement policy); 

2. A pre-approved short- or long-term study abroad program that has been deemed appropriate 
for i ncl usi on i n thi s opti on by A RH U i n conj uncti on with the Educati on A broad Off i ce. 

3. Students must devd op a I earni ng contract with an A RH U advi sor and petiti on to have the 
experi ence approved i n advance. 

Students proposi ng study abroad i n an E ngl i sh-speaki ng country must choose to study a I anguage 
that has si gnif i cance to the hi stori cal or current culture of the host country. Students wi 1 1 need to 
research and di scuss the i ntersecti on of the chosen I anguage and culture i n thd r petiti on. 

I important notes 

1. Students al ready beyond the requi red language needed to f ulf i 1 1 the Global Engagement 
Requi rement must document thd r I anguage prof i ci ency by taki ng a pi acement exam or 
equi val ent as deterrri ned by the A RH U ford gn I anguage pi acement pol i cy. 

2. Students taki ng a ford gn I anguage cl ass at the U ni versi ty of M aryl and on or after 9/15/2011 
wi 1 1 need to take a ford gn I anguage pi acement test. PI ease see an A RH U advi sor for detai I s. 

3. Students seeki ng exempti on from the G I obal E ngagement Requi rement must take the ford gn 

I anguage pi acement test i n an on-campus proctored envi ronment. PI ease see an A RH U advi sor 
or se e www.arhu. umd.edu/underaraduate.fl pt for the proctored exam schedul e. 

For more i nf ormati on, pi ease see an advi sor i n the A RH U Off i ce of Student Aff ai rs, cal I 
301-405-2108, or visit www.arhu.urnd.edu/urderaraduate/alobalenaaaement . 



Advising 

F reshmen and new transfer students have advi sors i n the Col I ege of A its and H umani ti es, Off i ce of 
Student Affai rs ( 301-405-2108) who assi st them i n the sd ecti on of courses. Students must see an 
advisor in thd r department for assistance in the sd ecti on of courses for the major. All first-year 
students (both freshmen and transfers), students who have completed 45-55 credits, and seniors who 
have compl eted 90- 100 credi ts have mandatory advi si ng wi th both the Col I ege and the department. 
For further i nf ormati on about advi si ng, students shoul d cal I the A RH U Off i ce of Student Affai rs, 
301-405-2108. 

Internships 

M ost departments withi n A its and H umani ti es have wd I -establ i shed i nternshi p opti ons. For more 
i nf ormati on on i nternshi ps taken for acaderri c credit, students shoul d contact thd r departmental 
academi c advi sor. I nternshi p credi t i s al so avai labledi recti y through the Col I ege for students who 



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have fewer than 60 credits, have al ready compl eted an i nternshi p i n thei r maj or, or woul d I i ke to 
explore an area outside their major. Typically, students must havea 2.5 GPA. They need to 
compl ete an appl i cati on process and the experi ence usual I y I asts for a f ul I semester or over the 
summer. Students must be enrol I ed f or the i nternshi p duri ng the semester i n whi ch they i ntern. 
Retroactive credit wi 1 1 not be awarded. I nternshi ps are not considered to be a "credit for work" 
experience. I n addition to parti ci pad ng i n the on-site experience, students wi 1 1 also f ulf i 1 1 an 
academic component. For assistance in locating an internship, visit the University Career Center at 
3100 Hornbake Li brary, South Wi ng or do a search on the website www.careers.umd.edu 

Secondary Education Teacher Certification (G rades 7-12) 

A student who wi shes certif i cati on as a secondary educati on teacher i n a subj ect represented i n thi s 
col I ege i s encouraged to speak with an advi sor i n Student Servi ces ( 1204 Benj anri n B ui I di ng) to 
di scuss the different paths avai I abl e for certif i cati on. A student may pursue secondary teacher 
certif i cati on as an undergraduate with a doubl e maj or i n a content area and secondary educati on, 
pursue the f i ve-year i integrated master's program whi ch al I ows for the content maj or as an 
undergraduate and compl eti on of certif i cati on and graduate degree requi rements i n a fifth year, or 
appl y to the one-year i ntensi ve master's pi us certi fi cati on program 



Departments and Centers 

Academic Computing Services 

1111 Francis Scott Key Hall, 301-405-2104 

www.arhu.umd.edu/tech 

Assistant Dean: Kathleen R. Cavanaugh 

Acadenri c Computi ng Servi ces (ACS) supports the use of technol ogy by faculty, staff, and students 

i n the Col I ege of A its and H umaniti es. ACS provi des desktop support servi ces for faculty and staff, 

support for the use of technol ogy to support teachi ng and I earni ng, and cl assroom technol ogy 

support servi ces. 

The Art Gallery 

1202 A rt-Soci ol ogy B ui I di ng 

301-405-2763 

www.artgallery.umd.edu 

theartgal I eryumd.wordpress.com 

Di rector: J ohn Shi pman 

The A rt Gal I ery presents exhi biti ons, I ectures, f i I m seri es, resi denci es, and publ i cati ons f ocusi ng on 
contemporary art and vi sual culture. Opportuniti es for museum trai ni ng and arts management 
experi ence are avai I abl e to students through i ntern and work-study positi ons. 

David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans 
and the African Diaspora 

1214 Cole Student Activities Building, 301-405-6835 

emai I : dri skd I center@umd.edu 

www.dri skd I center, umd.edu 

I nteri m Executive Di rector: Professor Curlee R. Holton 

The David C. Driskdl Center for the Study of the Visual A its and Culture of African Americans and 



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the African Diaspora at the University of Maryland, College Park, honors the legacy of David C. 
Driskdl -- Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Art, Artist, Art Historian, Collector, and 
Curator -- by preservi ng the ri ch heritage of Af ri can A meri can vi sual art and culture. Establ i shed i n 
2001, the Center provi des an i ntd I ectual home for arti sts, museum prof essi onal s, art adnri ni strators, 
and schol ars, who are i nterested i n broadeni ng the f i d d of Af ri can Di aspori c studi es. The Dri skd I 
Center i s committed to col I ecti ng, documenti ng, and presenti ng Af ri can A meri can art as wd I as 
repl eni shi ng and expandi ng the f i d d. 

Consortium on Race> Gender, and Ethnicity (CRGE) 

1208 Cole Student Activities Bldg., 301-405-2931 

www.crge.umd.edu 

Director: Professor Ruth E. Zambrana 

Assistant Director: Laura A. Logie 

The Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity (CRGE) isa University-wide initiative promoting 1) 
i ntersectional theory, pedagogy and research, 2) mertori ng and trai ni ng of racial/ethnic, 
underrepresented rri nority faculty and graduate students, and 3) thoughtful and dynamic 
i nterdi scipli nary col I aborati on. C RG E 's work expl ores the i ntersecti ore of race, gender, ethni ci ty and 
other di mensi ore of i nequal ity as they shape i dentiti es, behavi or and compl ex soci al rd ati ore. 

CRGE has become a national leader in innovative intersecti onal, interdisciplinary research and has 
worked di I i genti y to become a campus- wi de presence vi a col I oqui um, mertori ng of students and 
faculty, i nterdi sci pi i nary research studi es, research i nterest groups, seed grant fundi ng of j uni or 
faculty, and col I aborati ve partnershi ps with other academic diversity units at U M . Our work has 
becomecrucial to the fulfillment of theUM mission of achieving excd I ence in diversity in 
schol arshi p, mentori ng and community outreach and service. 

LancuacB M ccj a Servi ces 

1204 J im@iez Hall, 301-405-4925; Fax: 301-314-9752 

Email: langweb@umd.edu 

www.languages.umd.edu/lms 

J and B rennan-Ti 1 1 mann, I retructi onal Desi gner 

J efT M aurer, Coordi nator 

Language M edi a Servi ces ( L M S) i s a support unit withi n the School of Languages, L iteratures and 

Cultures which provides audio visual equi pment and multi media support for SLLC faculty, staff and 

students. L M S provi des f i rst ti er support and trai ni ng for faculty teachi ng i n the ni ne technol ogy 

enhanced classrooms located injimenez Hall and the SLLC Language Technol ogy Classroom 

Servi ces f or SL L C f acul ty i ncl ude equi pment and vi deo/D V D I oan, ford gn I anguage program 

recordi ng, scanni ng of i retructi onal materi al s, trai ni ng on equi pment use, tape dupl i cati on and 

conversi on, and di gi ti zati on of audi o and vi deo materi al s. Servi ces for students i ncl ude 

suppl ementary cl assroom audi otape and di gital audi of i I e di stri buti on. Servi ces for non-SL LC faculty 

i ncl ude technol ogy cart and SL LC Technol ogy CI assroom reservati ore for a fee. 

FOLA 

1109 J im@iez Hall, 301-405-4046 

www.sllc.umd.edu/fola 
Coordinator: Dr. NaimeYaramanoglu 



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The FOLA (Foreign Language) Program enables qual if ied students with high motivation to acqui re a 
speaki ng knowl edge of several f orei gn I anguages not offered i n regul ar campus programs. Whi I e 
i nstructi on i s basi cal I y sd f -di rected, students meet regul arl y wi th a nati ve-speaki ng tutor for practi ce 
sessi ons to rei nf orce what has al ready been covered through the i ndi vi dual use of books and audi o 
tapes or CDs. Final exarri nations are admi nistered by outside exarri ners who are special ists intheir 
fields. 



Living-Learning Procp-ams 

Honors Humanities 

1113 Anne Arundel Hall, 301-405-6992 
www. honorshumani ti es. umd.edu 
email: honorshumani ti es@umd.edu 

E nteri ng freshmen parti ci pate by i nvi tati on i n H onors H umani ti es, a two-year I i vi ng/l earni ng 
program H onors H umani ti es i s the U ni versi ty of M ary I and's prerri er undergraduate program for 
acaderri cal I y tal ented students who have di verse i ntd I ectual ambi ti ons i n the humani ti es and arts or 
a desi re to devd op thd r educati on on a I i beral arts f oundati on. The program i s organi zed around an 
i integrated and advanced humani tiescurriculum and afinal i independent research or creati ve proj ect 
(the Keystone Proj ect) that a student desi gns and executes with the gui dance of a faculty mentor. 
Honors Humani ties provides students with stimulating seminars, life-long friendships, a livdy home 
base in Anne Arundd Hall, and opportunities to take advantage of the i ntd I ectual, cultural, and 
artistic ri ches of the Washi ngton, D .C . regi on. U pon compl eti on of the program students earn an 
H onors H umani ti es ci tati on, and thi s presti gi ous award i s recorded on thd r uni versi ty transcri pts. 

College Park Scholars-Arts 

Director: Dr. Harold Burgess 
www.scholars.umd.edu 

1110 Bd Air Hall, 301-405-0522 



The Col I ege of A its and H umani ti es and U ndergraduate Studi es co-sponsor a cross-di sci pi i nary 
Col I ege Park Schol ars program i n the A its. Thi s two-year program offers the benefits of a smal I 
col I ege experi ence by provi di ng an exci ti ng I i vi ng- 1 earni ng envi ronment where students across 
academic disciplines live, work, and study with thdr peers and devd op doseties with faculty 
advi sors. Students parti ci pate i n weekl y col I oqui a and numerous events i ncl udi ng an annual 
student-produced Arts Festival, creative workshops, original performances and special engagements 
wi th prof essi onal arti sts. 

A its Schol ars are offered a wi de vari ety of opportuniti es to see, di scuss and parti ci pate i n vi sual and 
perf orrri ng arts events, expl ore theoreti cal facets of the arts, and appl y thd r tal ents to f ami I i ar as 
wd I as new forms of creati ve expressi on. The A its Schol ars program seeks to encourage students 
with diverse academic interests to think critically about the aits and engage in active leadership and 
advocacy for the arts throughout thd r acaderri c careers and beyond. 



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J imdfoez-Porter Writers? House 

0111 Dorchester Hall, 301-405-0671 
www.writershouse.urnd.edu 
Director: J ohnna Schmidt 



TheJ im@iez- Porter Writers' House (J PWH) isa living and learning program open to all majors. The 
program was concei ved and devd oped pri mari I y for upper-di vi si on students, but wi 1 1 consi der 
appl i cati ore from acaderri cal I y tal ented i ncorri ng freshmen who have a sol i d focus on creati ve 
wri ti ng. L ocated i n Dorchester H al I , the Wri ters 1 H ouse creates a campus- wi de I i terary center to 
study creati ve wri ti ng especi ally in its cross-cul tural and mul ti I i ngual di mensi ons. Parti ci pants I i ve 
i n a cl ose community of students who share an i nterest i n creati ng stori es, poems, pi ays, and 
i magi nati ve non-f i cti on. Students work wi th vi si ti ng wri ters, publ i sh a I i terary magazi ne, attend 
sped al readi ngs and col I oqui a, produce an annual I i terary f esti val , and reed ve notati on upon 
successful compl eti on of the program C I ass si zes are smal I , and i nd ude one-on-one f acul ty 
advising sessions. Admission to the Writers' House is competitive, with only fifty to sixty students 
I i vi ng and wri ti ng together each year. A ppl i cati ons can be obtai ned by contacti ng the di rector, or by 
visiting www.writershouse.umd.edu. Final deadline for admission every year is March 1. 

Digital Cultures and Creativity 

www.honors.umd.edu/DigitalCultures.php 

Director: Professor Hasan Elahi 

For more i nf ormati on, pi ease contact: 

dcc-honors@umd.edu 

Phone 301.405.2866 

Twitter: @umd_dcc 

D i gi tal C ul tures and C reati vi ty students are i ndependent thi nkers and probl em sol vers who i magi ne 
that whi ch does not yet exi st. As a trul y i nterdi sci pi i nary program DCC chal I enges traditi onal 
di vi si ons of knowl edge and experti se. Our f acul ty and students come from al I areas of study; yet we 
share a common passi on for the di gital worl d that goes beyond any parti cul ar tool or pi atform We 
strongly val ue i nd usi vity and we embrace hybridity i n both theory and practice. Often weari ng more 
than one hat at the same ti me, we are archi tects, software desi gners, bi ol ogi sts, j ournal i sts, 
econorri sts, arti sts, acti vi sts, engi neers, and musi ci ans to name j ust a few. 

As a I i vi ng-learni ng program i n the Honors Col lege, DCC students form a close-knit residential 
communi ty where i ntd I ectual exci tement, creati vi ty, and di verse i deas are brought together to 
expl ore emergi ng technol ogi es and thd r i impact on the worl d through experi mental and creati ve 
projects i n mobi le media, sound and music composition, augmented reality, human-computer 
i nteracti on, di gital storytd I i ng, and expanded ci nema. 

The program is an innovative curriculum of 16 credits taken over the first two years with top-notch 
(and technological I y sophisticated) faculty, i nd udi ng a practicum that cul mi nates i n a significant 
research proj ect and/or a maj or creati ve effort. 

DCC ai ms to cul ti vate I i f e I ong I earners and cri ti cal I y engaged thi nkers who wi 1 1 become the makers 
and doers of tomorrow, abl e to expand our noti ons of human potenti al i not merd y technol ogi cal I y 



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but also socially and creatively. 

Language House 

0107 St. Mary's Hall, 301-405-6996 
www.language5.umd.edu/lh 
Program Director: Dr. Phoenix Liu 
PhoenixL@umd.edu 

The Language House Immersion Program was the first living-learning program on campus for 
students wi shi ng to i mmerse themsd ves i n the study of f orei gn I anguage and cul ture. A total of 101 
students I i ve i n one of ten cl usters (A rabi c, C hi nese, F rench, German, H ebrew, I tal i an, J apanese, 
Persian, Russian or Spanish), which are housed i n 19 apartments i n St. M ary's Hal I . Students must 
commit to speaki ng thd r target I anguage as they prepare meal s, do househol d chores, study and 
social ize together, etc. Faculty I iaisons work with students i n each of the language cl usters, and a 
graduate mentor, a nati ve speaker of the I anguage, assi sts students i n the i mmersi on envi ronmert. 
The goal of language i mmersi on is achieved through activities organized by the nati ve mentors, a 
I anguage- 1 earni ng computer I ab, an audi o-vi sual multi-purpose room and unl i mi ted access to 
f orei gn news and f i I m programs vi a I nternet. 

College Honors Prog-am 

M ost departments i n the Col I ege of A its and H umani ti es offer Departmental H onors Programs 
( D H P) . D H Ps are upper-di vi si on programs wi thi n the i ndi vi dual academi c uni ts. Students enrol I ed i n 
Departmental Honors work i independently with faculty members i n subjects of special i nterest, 
devd op and deepen thei r research ski 1 1 s, and, i n the process, earn an even stronger degree. Students 
must have a cumulative grade poi nt average of at least 3.0 to be admitted. For further i information 
about individual Departmental H onors Programs and policies, consult with departmental advisors. 



COLLEGE OF BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCES(BSOS) 

2148 Tydi ngs Hal 1 , 301-405-1697 

www.bsos.umd.edu 

bsos@umd.edu 

Dean: J ohn Townshend 

Associ ate Dean(s) : Katheri ne Russd I , Wayne M cl ntosh 

Assistant Dean(s): Ann Holmes, KimNickerson 

The Col lege of Behavioral and Social Sciences is comprised of a diverse group of disci pi i nes and 
f i d ds of study al I of whi ch emphasi ze a broad I i beral arts educati on as the f oundati on for 
understandi ng the envi ronmental , sod al , and cultural forces that shape our worl d. At the heart of the 
behavi oral and soci al sci ences i s the attempt to understand human bei ngs, both i ndi vi dual I y and i n 
groups. Di sci pi i nes i n the behavi oral and soci al sci ences use approaches that range from the 
sci enti f i c to the phi I osophi cal , from the experi mental to the theoreti cal . I ntegral to al I the di sci pi i nes, 



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however, i s the devd opmert and appl i cati on of probl em sol vi ng ski 1 1 s, whi ch i n combi nati on wi th 
other acaderri c ski 1 1 s, enabl e students to thi nk anal yti cal I y and to communi cate cl earl y and 
persuasi vd y . Students i interested i n human behavi or and i n sol vi ng human and sod al probl ems wi 1 1 
fi nd many exciti ng opportuniti es through the programs and courses offered by the Col I ege of 
Behavioral and Social Sciences. 

Undergraduate Decree Requi rements/Deg-ee Options 

• Each student must complete a rri ni mum of 120 hours of credit with at least a 2.0 cumulative 
grade poi nt average. Courses must i nd ude the credits requi red i n the U ni versity's general 
educati on requi rements and the specif i c maj or and supporti ng course and grade requi rements 
of the programs i n the acaderri c departments off eri ng bachd or's degrees. 

• Begi nni ng with students matri cul ati ng i n Fal I 2012, to be awarded a baccal aureate degree, 
students must have have a rri ni mum C (2.00) cumulative grade poi nt average across al I 
courses used to sati sf y maj or degree requi rements. 

• U pon enteri ng B SOS as a freshman, transfer, or by maj or change, students must compl ete and 
submit a graduati on pi an to the col I ege advi si ng off i ce for revi ew and approval . 

• I n accordance with university poi icy, fundamental Engl ish and M ath requi rements must be 
attempted by 30 credits and successful I y compl eted by 60 credits. 

• Students must compl ete 15 upper I evd credits i n the students f i nal 30 credits. 

• All students are urged to speak with an academic advisor i n thd r major and an advisor i n the 
Col I ege Advi si ng Off i ce at I east two semesters before graduati on to revi ew thd r acaderri c 
progress and di scuss f i nal graduati on requi rements. 

Advising 

The BSOS Advising Center, located in 2148 Tydings Hall, coordinates undergraduate advi sing and 
mai ntai ns student records for behavi oral and soci al sci ence students. Advi sors are avai I abl e to 
provi de i nf ormati on concerni ng U ni versi ty requi rements and regul ati ons, transfer credi t eval uati ons, 
and other general i nf ormati on about the U ni versi ty by appoi ntment from 9: 00 a. m to 5: 00 p. m 
M onday through F ri day. U ndergraduate advi sors for each undergraduate maj or are I ocated i n the 
department off i ces. These advi sors are avai I abl e to assi st students i n sd ecti ng courses and 
educati oral experi ences i n thd r maj or area of study consi stent with maj or requi rements and students' 
educational goals. For additional i nf ormati on pi ease vi sit www, bsos. umd.edu or cal I 301-405-1697. 
I nterrupted Degree Policy 

Students not enrol I ed at the U ni versi ty of M ary I and for I ess than f i ve years, and are readrri tted 
through the Student Success Off i ce may return to thd r ori gi nal maj or i n B SOS (assurri ng they had 
not been di srri ssed or subj ect to di srri ssal from thd r maj or previ ousl y ) . Returni ng students, wi th an 
absence of I ess than f i ve years, are not subj ect to changes i n the requi rements for maj or, general 
education, or benchmarks. 

Students not enrol I ed at the U ni versi ty of M ary I and for more than f i ve years and wi sh to return to a 
B SOS maj or may be subj ect to changes i n requi rements for maj or, general educati on, I i rri ted 
enrol I ment programs, and benchmarks. I f students are readrri tted/rd nstated through the Student 
Success Off i ce, they shoul d check wi th the B SOS Col I ege A dvi si ng Of f i ce for an eval uati on on the 
status of thd r return to thd r ori gi nal maj or. Dependi ng on the I ength of separati on, there may be 
addi ti oral coursework to update the ri gor of a students degree I f a student di d not I eave the 
U ni veri sty i n good acaderri c standi ng, rd nstatement/readrri ssi on to the U ni versi ty i s not a guarantee 
that a student may return to thd r origi nal major i n BSOS. 



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Departments and Centers 

The col I ege i s composed of the f ol I owi ng departments, each off eri ng a maj or program that I eads to 
the Bachd or of A its or the Bachd or of Sci ence degree, as appropri ate 

Department of Af ri can A men can Studi es* 
Department of A nthropol ogy 
Department of Cri rri nology and Cri rri nal J ustice 
Department of Economics 
Department of Geographical Sciences 
Department of Government and Pol itics 
Department of Heari ng and Speech Sciences 
Department of Psychology 
Department of Sociology 

I n addi ti on, the col I ege i s a maj or contri butor to the E nvi ronmental Sci ence and Pol i cy Program and 
sponsors several of its areas of concentration. 

*The Department of Af ri can A men can Studi es al so offers an undergraduate certifi cate requi ri ng 21 
semester hours of course work. 

Minors 

Several departments withi n the Col I ege of Behavi oral and Soci al Sci ences sponsor rri nors. See 
individual department or center websi tes for more i nf ormati on. A pproved rri nors i ncl ude 

• B I ack Women's Studi es (Departments of Af ri can A men can Studi es and Women's Studi es) 

• Geographic I nf ormati on Science (Department of Geographical Sciences) 

• Gl obal Studi es (two tracks) : I nternati onal Devd opment and Corf I i ct M anagement or G I oral 
Terrorism 

• Heari ng and Speech Sciences (Department of Heari ng and Speech Sciences) 

• I nternati onal Devd opment and Corf I i ct M anagement ( Department of Government and 
Politics) 

• Neuroscience (Departments of Psychology and Biology) 

• Survey M ethodol ogy (Joint Program i n Survey M ethodol ogy) 

• G I oral Terrori sm ( N ati onal Consorti um for the Study of Terrori sm and Responses to 
Terrorism) 



Living-Learning Programs 

CI VIC US Living and Learning Program 

0107 Somerset Hall, 301-405-8759 
Director: Dr. SueBriggs 

CI VI CUS is a two-year I i vi ng and learni ng program i n the Col lege of Behavioral and Social 
Sciences. Thisacaderric citation program is centered on fivethemesof civil society: citizenship, 
I eadershi p, communi ty servi ce- 1 earni ng, communi ty building inadi verse soci ety, and schol arshi p. 



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About 130 diverse and energetic CI VICUS Associates take a common core of classes, live together 
in Somerset Hal I, and participate in civic, community service, experiential, and other activities and 
proj ects on and off campus. 

CIVI CUS was founded on the bd ief that to be engaged members of ci vi I society we have an 
obi igation to be aware of the world outside of the classroom and to act upon issues that affect the 
world i n which we I i ve 

Our courses and activities are i ntricatdy I i nked with each other and our communities. CI VI CUS 
Associ ates enri ch thei r academi c work and expl ore career opportuniti es by vol unteeri ng with 
non-profit organizations and governmental agencies and programs, creati ng thei r own community 
service projects, and i nteracti ng with faculty and community leaders. They are among the most 
i nvol ved students at M aryl and. C I V I C U S A ssoci ates compl ete a Capstone i nternshi p on campus or 
i n the DC metropol itan area as second semester sophomores. 

Selected students from al I majors are i nvited to parti ci pate i n the CI VI CUS Li vi ng and Learni ng 
Program when they appl y to the uni versi ty as f i rst year students, based on thei r I etters of 
recommendati on, i nvol verrent i n hi gh school and the community, adnri ssi ons essays, and academi c 
transcripts. 

CIVICUS looks to invite students who will continue to strengthen and broaden their leadership ski I Is 
wi thi n the U ni versi ty and I ocal communi ti es. 

For more information, please visit: www.CIVICUS.umd.edu. 

College Park Scholars, International Studies 

1104 Centrevi 1 1 e H al 1 , 301-405-9304 
Faculty Director: Dr. J ames Glass 

One of twd ve Col I ege Park Schol ars living-l earni ng programs, the I nternati onal Studi es Program 
bri ngs together undergraduate students from a vari ety of di sci pi i nes who share an i nterest i n gl obal 
issues, politics, and events. Each entering class of approximatdy sixty-five students takes courses 
together duri ng the freshman and sophomore years. The maj ority of I nternati onal Studi es Schol ars 
resi de i n Centrevi 1 1 e H al I . 

I nternati onal Studi es was one of the ori gi nal four Col I ege Park Schol ars programs I aunched i n 1994, 
sponsored by the Col I ege of B ehavi oral and Sod al Sci ences ( B SOS) and the Department of 
Government and Pol iti cs (GV PT) . The Faculty Di rector and the Teachi ng Assi stants al I have thd r 
roots i n the Department of Government and Pol iti cs. 

The I nternati onal Studi es Program wd comes students who wi sh to I i ve and I earn together and who 
have an i nterest i n expl ori ng i nternati onal pol iti cal , econonri c, and cultural i ssues. Our program 
offers an opportunity to build gl obal understandi ng and gl obal awareness through academi c and 
experiential learning. 

For more i nformati on, pi ease vi sit: www.schol ars. umd.edu/proarams/i s/ 

Global Communities 

0119 Dorchester Hall, 301-314-7100 
www.globalcommunities.umd.edu 
globalcommunities@umd.edu 
Director: Dr. Virginia Haufler 



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Global Communities is a two-year I i vi ng-learni ng program sponsored by the Col lege of Behavioral 
and Soci al Sci ences ( B SOS) . Students parti ci pate i n a combi rati on of courses, co-curri cul ar 
opportuni ti es, and resi denti al I i vi ng organi zed around the theme of gl oral i zati on and i ts chal I enges 
and opportuni ti es. The program enri ches student understandi ng of the causes and consequences of 
the worl dcs i nterconnectedness, and provi des acaderri c and i ntercultural ski 1 1 s to hd p them address 
the issues it raises. 

Global Communities is a selective invitation-only programfor entering freshmen. It aims to enrol I a 
class of 60-75 students each year. The program seeks academical I y strong students who express 
i nterest i n i nternati oral aff ai rs, have i nternati oral or i ntercul tural experi ence, or si mpl y are open to 
the ki nd of experi ence we offer. 

We val ue di versi tyQ cultural, intell ectual , and i deol ogi cal 6 and seek to provi de a tol erant pi ace 
where di ff erences are cd ebrated. Parti ci pants i n the program are part of a network of rd ati onshi ps 
beyond campus and outsi de the country. 

The program provi des a f oundati on for a vari ety of acaderri c maj ors and an entry poi nt to the Gl oral 
Studies M i nors. Through coursework, i ntercultural/i nternati oral events, and an active i ntd lectual 
and soci al envi ronment, we ai m to hd p students devd op the gl oral perspecti ve that wi 1 1 enabl e 
students to navi gate an ever more i interdependent and di verse worl d. 

For more i rformati on, pi ease vi sit: www.aloralcomrnunities.urnd.edu 

College Honors Program 

U ndergraduate honors are offered to graduati ng students i n the departments of Af ri can A meri can 
Studies, Anthropology, Criminology and Criminal J ustice, Economics, Geography, Government and 
Pol i ti cs, Psychol ogy, and Soci ol ogy . 

Dean's List Any student who has passed at least 12 hours of academic work under the regular 
gradi ng method i n the precedi ng semester, without fai I ure of any course, and with an overal I average 
grade of at least 3.5, will be placed on the Dean's List. The Distinguished Dean's List consists of 
students who have completed successful I y a nri ni mum of 12 credit hours i n a semester with a 4.0. 

Honor Societies. Students who excd i n thd r academic disci pi i ne may be sdected for membershi p 
i n an honorary soci ety. H onorari es for whi ch students i n B SOS are chosen i nd ude 

• Alpha Kappa Ddta- Sociology 

• Alpha Phi Sigma-- Criminal J ustice 

• Gamma Theta U psi I on -- Geography 

• Pi Sigma Alpha --The National Political Science Honor Society 

• Psi Chi - Psychology 

Approved Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

Students who maj or i n the Behavi oral and Soci al Sci ences have a wi de range of i nterests. The 
fol lowi ng is a I ist of student organizations i n the disci pi i nes and f idos of the Behavioral and Social 
Sciences: 

• A nthropol ogy Student A ssoci ati on 

• Cri rri nal J usti ce Student Associ ati on 

• Economics Association of Maryland 

• Geography Club 

• Maryland Neurosci ence Soci ety 



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• National Student Speech- Language and Hearing Assoc.(NSSLH A), MD Chapter 

• Pre- M edi cal Sod ety 

• Soci ol ogy Col I ecti ve 

• The Soci ety of Af ri can A meri can Studi es 

• The M i nority Associ ati on of Psychol ogy Students 

For more i nf ormati on about these student organi zati ons or starti ng a new student group, pi ease 
contact the Off i ce of Campus Programs, Add e H . Stamp Student U ni on, 301-314-7174. 

Financial Assistance 

The col I ege offers several schol arshi ps to its students (see bd ow) . Each schol arshi p has d i gi bi I ity 
cri teri a. Schol arshi p i nf ormati on and appl i cati ons are made avai I abl e each f al I semester. Schol arshi p 
awards are granted for the f ol I owi ng f al I semester. The col I ege offers the f ol I owi ng schol arshi p 
awards: 

• M urray E . Pol akoff Schol arshi p A ward for A cademi c Excd I ence 

• I rv & M i cki Gol dstd n Schol arshi p Award for Commitment to Servi ce 

• Katheri ne Pedro & Robert S. Beardsley Schol arshi p Award for Outstandi ng Leadershi p 

• J ean & Robert Sted e Schol arshi p A ward f or F i rst Generati on Students 

• F uture A I urmi Schol arshi p A ward for F i nanci al N eed ( 60 or more credi ts) 

• Montgomery Family Scholarship Award (I nner City/Rural Community) 

For more i nformati on, pi ease vi sit: www.bsos.umd.edu 

Schol arshi ps are someti mes gi ven at the department I evd . C heck wi th your departmental advi sor or 
your di rector of undergraduate programs for more i nformati on regardi ng schol arshi p opportuniti es 
that may be avai I abl e to you. 

The National Scholarship Off ice at the University of Maryland provides information on nationally 
competitive scholarships at the undergraduate (and graduate) levd. For more information, please 
visit: www.schol arshi ps. umd.edu 

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OFSA) administers all types of federal, state, and institutional 
f i nanci al assi stance programs and, i n cooperati on wi th other U ni versi ty off i ces, parti ci pates i n the 
awardi ng of schol arshi ps to deservi ng students. For more i nformati on, vi sit: 
www.financialaid.umd.edu 

Research Units 

The Col I ege of Behavioral and Social Sciences sponsors several special purpose, col I ege- wide 
research centers. These centers i nd ude The Center for Substance A buse Research; 
The I nteri ndustry Forecasting Project at the University of Maryland; TheMaryland Population 
Research Center; The N ati onal Consorti um for the Study of Terrori sm and Responses to Terrori sm 
The Center for Safe Sol uti ons; and The Washi ngton/Balti more H i gh I ntensity Drug Traff i cki ng A rea 
Program These i nterdi sci pi i nary centers often offer i nternshi ps and a sd ected number of 
undergraduate research assistant opportunities for interested students. These research experiences 
offer excd I ent preparati on for future graduate study and/or j ob opportuni ti es i n the pri vate and 
public sectors. A ddi ti onal I y, the col I ege offers computi ng servi ces through i ts Off i ce of A cademi c 
Computi ng Servi ces. 

Center for Substance Abuse Research (CESAR) 



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4321 Hartwick Rd. Ste. 501, College Park, M D 20740 

301-405-9770 

www.cesar.umd.edu 

Director: Dr. Eric Wish 

Established in 1990, CESAR is a research unit sponsored by the Col lege of Behavioral and Social 

Sciences. CESAR staff gather, analyze, and disseminate timely information on issues of substance 

abuse and monitor alcohol- and drug- use indicators throughout Maryland. CESAR aids state and 

I ocal governments i n respondi ng to the probl em of substance abuse by provi di ng the above-stated 

information, as well as technical assistance and research. Faculty members from across campus are 

i nvol ved with CESAR- based research, creati ng a center i n which substance abuse issues are 

anal yzed from multidiscipli nary perspecti ves. Students obtai n advanced techni cal trai ni ng and 

hands-on experi ence through thd r i nvol vement i n ori gi nal surveys and research. 

I interindustry Forecasting Project at the Univeristy of Maryland (I nforum) 

University of Maryland, Department of Economics, College Park, MD 20742 

301-405-4609 

www.inforumumd.edu 

Executive Di rector: Dr. J effrey Werl i ng 

I nforum or the I nteri ndustry Forecasti ng Proj ect at the U ni versity of M aryl and, was founded over 45 
yearsagoby Dr. ClopperAlmon, now Professor Emeritus of the University. Thecenter is dedicated 
to i mprovi ng busi ness pi anni ng, government pol i cy anal ysi s, and the general understandi ng of the 
econorri c envi ronmert. I nforum accompl i shes thi s nri ssi on through: B ui I di ng and usi ng structural 
economic models of U.S. and other economies; worki ng with government and private sector 
research sponsors to i nvesti gate a vari ety of i ssues; servi ng as a trai ni ng cruci bl e for U ni versi ty of 
M aryl and graduate and undergraduate students who recei ve val uabl e trai ni ng i n empi ri cal 
econorri cs; and mai ntai ni ng acti ve and producti ve ti es wi th a worl d- wi de network of research 
associ ates, each of whi ch uses I nforum model i ng methods and software. 

Maryland Population Research Center (MPRC) 

0124N ColeStudent Activities Building, University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742 

301-405-6403 

www.popcenter.umd.edu 

Director: Dr. Michael S. Rendall 

The M aryl and Population Research Center (M PRC) is a multidisci pi i nary center dedicated to 

population- related research and housed in the Col lege of Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS) at 

the U ni versi ty of M aryl and, Col I ege Park. Our pri mary goal i s to draw together I eadi ng schol ars 

from di verse di sci pi i nes to support, produce, and promote popul ati on- rd ated research. 

The cross-disci pi i nary research i nterests of our faculty al low the M PRC to conti nual ly grow and 

make a uni que contri buti on to the f i d d of popul ati on studi es. The M PRC's members i ncl ude faculty 

from the departments of African American Studies, Agricultural and Resource Economics, 

Anthropology, Criminology and Criminal J ustice, Economics, Epidemiology and Biostati sties, 

Family Studies, Geographical Sciences, Health Services Administration, Human Devdopment, the 

J oint Program in Survey Methodology, the MD Institute for Applied Environmental Health, 

Psychology, Behavioral and Community Health, the School of Public Policy, Sociology, and the 

Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity. 

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) 

8400 Balti more Avenue, Suite 250, Col lege Park, M D 20740 



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301-405-6600 

www.start.umd.edu 

Director: Dr. Gary LaFree 

TheNational Consorti um for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terror (START) isaU.S. 

Department of H omel and Securi ty Center of Excel I ence, tasked by the Department of H omel and 

Security's Sci ence and Technol ogy Di rectorate with usi ng state-of-the-art theori es, methods, and 

data from the sod al and behavi oral sci ences to i improve understandi ng of the ori gi ns, dynarri cs, and 

social and psychological impacts of terrorism START, based at the University of Maryland, 

Col I ege Park, ai ms to provi de ti md y gui dance on how to di srupt terrori st networks, reduce the 

i nci dence of terrori sm, and enhance the resi I i ence of U . S. sod ety i n the face of the terrori st threat. 

Center for Safe Solutions (CSS) 

9001 Edmonston Rd. Ste 300, Greenbdt, M D 20770 

301-489-1700 

www.hidta.org 

Executive Director: Thomas H. Carr 

Established in 1997, Center for Safe Solution's (formerly PSTTAP) mission isto partner with clients 
to sol ve thd r most i mportant and compl ex probl ems. To accompl i sh thi s, CSS provi des the hi ghest 
qual ity manageri al , operati onal and techni cal support and trai ni ng to combat drug traff i cki ng and 
drug abuse; reduce vi ol ent cri me; reduce gang acti vi ty; provi de acti on-ori ented cri rri nal 
i ntd I i gence support M aryl andcs Department of Publ i c Safety and Correcti onal Servi cecs di stri buted 
database devdopment; and offer internships and jobs to University students. CSS is funded entirdy 
through research and devd opment awards. The f ol I owi ng grant proj ects i 1 1 ustrate the breadth and 
reach of CSS. 

HIDTA 

The Office of National Drug Control Pol i cy (ON DC P) funds the Washington/Baltimore High 
I ntensity Drug Traff i cki ng A rea (W/B H I DTA ) Program desi gned to coordi rate drug I aw 
enforcement, treatment and prevention efforts in Central Maryland, Washington, D.C., Northern 
Vi rgi nia and Richmond areas. This i ntd I igence-led program rd ies on its I nvestigati ve Support 
Center to devd op and share acti onabl e, real -ti me i ntd I i gence to al I parti ci pad ng members and the 27 
other H I DTAs rati onwi de. Over 700 federal , state and I ocal I aw enforcement agents and off i cers 
work together i n W/B H I DTA task forces to i mpl ement H I DTAcs strategy for reduci ng drug 
traff i cki ng by targeti ng drug traff i cki ng and money I aunderi ng organi zati ons and vi ol ent street 
gangs. W/B H I DTA treatment servi ces target hard-core drug abusers i n the H I DTA regi on usi ng a 
coerced treatment modd . W/B H I DTA preverti on resources focus on at-ri sk youth in Balti more, 
Northern Virginia and Richmond by offering afterschool and summer activities to the most 
disadvantaged youth. 

Core Competencies 

The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (DPSCS) funds the Core Competencies 
Proj ect desi gned to i improve servi ces provi ded by the DPSCS to its customers. These i improvements 
are bd ng brought about through f i ve maj or i nf ormati on technol ogy (IT) proj ects currenti y underway 
in the I nformati on TechTOlcigyarxJComrnuni cations Division (ITCD). These IT projects are 
Statewide Secure WAN and LAN; Offender Case Management System (OC MS); ID Maryland; 
Offender Case M anagement System Support Systems and Cri rri nal J usti ce I nf ormati on Shari ng. 
Each of these projects requi res that ITCD devd op additional core competencies i n order to devd op, 
i mpl ement and support them Over the past ten years, the U ni versi ty of M aryl andcs Center for Safe 



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Sol uti ons (CSS) has assi gned researchers to assi st with the desi gn, devd opment, i mpl ementati on, 
and operati onal stabi lization of porti ons of each of these proj ects. 

Pri nee Georgecs and M ontgomery County Gang I nitiative 

The Pri nee Georgecs and Montgomery County Gang I nitiative (PGM CGI) isfunded by the 
Department of J usti ce. T he PG M CG I i s a mul ti -agency, multi-di sci pi i nary, regi onal approach to 
combat gang cri me. A n Executi ve Steeri ng Comrri ttee composed of executi ves and subj ect matter 
experts from 11 agencies meet regularly to provide project oversight. Three subcommittees 
(Suppressi on, I ntd I i gence and I nf ormati on Shari ng, and I ntervenrj on/Preventi on) col I ect data to 
eval uate proj ect performance The i nf ormati on and i ntd I i gence shari ng component faci I itates an 
i ntd I i gence- 1 ed approach for suppressi on and for gang preventi on/i nterventi on acti vi ti es. 

Technical Assistance in Grant Services (TAGS) 

The Technical Assi stance with Grants (TAGS) initiative provides public safety agencies and 
community organizations with opportunities to obtain grant and foundation funding they may not 
have the resources to pursue otherwise. TAGS avai I s its clients of the Universitycs exceptional 
applied research resources, expedited procurement procedures, strong fiscal management, and its 
pri nci pal soextraordi nary practi cal experi ence. TAGS personnd have the proven capabi I ity and 
expertise to handle all of thefiscal responsi bi I i ti esrdated to grantimpl ementati on for thdr clients, 
so that they can do what they do bestQ dd i ver servi ces that enhance publ i c safety. 

M aryl and Coordi nati on and A nal ysi s Center 

Established in 2003, the Maryland Coordination Analysis Center (MCAC) expanded its mission in 
2006 from an and -terrori sm approach to an al I cri mes approach and regi onal i zed efforts by 
establ i shi ng three Regi onal I nf ormati on Centers. G rant fundi ng awarded to CSS i s used to hi re 
analysts who support law enforcement, fire, emergency medical and response servi ces, public health 
and wdf are, publ i c safety and homd and security agenci es i n thi s al I cri mes, al I hazards 
environment. 

Office of Academic Computing Services (OACS) 

0221 LeFrak Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, M D 20742 

301-405-1670 

www.oacs.umd.edu 

Director: Dan Navarro 

The Col I ege bd i eves strongl y that the study of behavi oral and soci al sci ences shoul d i ncorporate 
both quanti tati ve and computati onal ski 1 1 s. Consequenti y, curri cul a i n most departments requi re 
some course work in statistics, quantitative research methods, and information technology. The 
BSOS Office of Academic Computing Services (OACS) provides undergraduate students in the 
College with facilities to satisfy a broad range of computer- rdated needs. OACS operates five 
20-seat i nstructi onal computer I abs that offer a wi de vari ety of popul ar software, i ncl udi ng stati sti cal 
and Gl S packages. The I abs al so offer col or and bl ack-and- white pri nti ng through the campuso 
pay-for-pri nt system 

Student Engagement and Service Units 

Deans Student Advisory Council 

The Dean's Student Advisory Council (DSAC) was formed inthefall of 2002. Thiscouncil is 
charged with advi si ng the dean on vari ous topi cs affecti ng students and thd r educati onal and soci al 



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experiences at the University of Maryland. Each academic year, the group takes on the responsibility 
of al I ocati ng the col I ege's porti on of the approved student technol ogy fee. DSAC was assi gned the 
primary roleof deciding where those fees would be best applied in the college DSAC also led the 
charge i n the f ormati on and f oundi ng of the col I ege's A mbassadors Program whi ch has proven to be 
a successful additi on and support system for the col I ege and advi si ng center. 

DSAC sponsored events to engage students with faculty have i ncl uded the A nnual Student-Faculty 
Dinner and Election Night Watch Party during the past Presidential election. Therearealso 
sponsored BSOS al urmi and faculty day tri ps where students have an opportunity to network with 
former B SOS al urmi i n the pi ace of busi ness or to accompany faculty to venues i n the greater 
Washi ngton D .C . area for an out of the cl assroom experi ence For the most recent M aryl and Day, 
DSAC leaders helped the Col I ege roll out the nBe the Sol utiono campaign to promote the Col I ege 
and its associated departments and centers. 

Thiscouncil consists of representatives from each department in the Col I ege of Behavioral and 
Sod al Sci ences, the I i vi ng/l earni ng programs i n the col I ege, the Student Government A ssoci ati on, 
U ni versi ty Senate representati ves for the col I ege, and a peer advi sor. 

Contact the Dean's Student Advi sory Counci I : bsosdsac(a)umd.edu 

BSOS Ambassadors 

A mbassadors assi st with the pi anni ng, coordi nati on and executi on of sped al events hosted by the 
Col I ege of Behavi oral and Sod al Sci ences. A mbassadors build a strong knowl edge base of the 
behavi oral and sod al sci ence acadenri c di sci pi i nes as wd I as other programs offered by the col I ege 
so that they may i nform prospective students and the public duri ng special events. Additional ly, by 
worki ng with other ambassadors, faculty, staff and various campus professionals, ambassadors will 
have the opportunity for val uabl e I eadershi p, networki ng and communi cati on experi ence. 

A mbassadors reed ve two ( 2) course credi ts for the successful compl eti on of a semester of duty and 
the f ul f i 1 1 ment of the accompani ed course, B SOS248A ) . I n subsequent semesters, students may 
conti nue servi ng as an ambassador and earn additi onal credit for each f ul I semester of servi ce, 
assurri ng they mai ntai n the necessary requi rements set forth to be a col I ege ambassador. 

For more information contact the Col I ege Advising Office 301-405-1697 or bscsadvisina@umd.edu . 

BSOS Peer Mentors 

The Peer Mentor Program gives students an opportunity to serve the Col I ege of Behavioral and 
Sod al Sci ences. The pri mary rol e of a Peer M entor i s to teach other students about thd r degree 
requi rements duri ng graduati on pi anni ng workshops. Students gai n publ i c speaki ng, teachi ng, and 
leadershi p ski I Is as wd I as 1-2 credits per semester of service 
For more information contact the Col I ege Advising Office 301-405-1697 or bsosadvisinaOumd.edu . 



THE ROBERT H. SMITH SCHOOL OF BUSI NESS (BMGT) 

1570 Van Munching Hall, 301-405-2286 
www.rhsmith.umd.edu 
undergradi rfo@rhsmith.umd.edu 
Dean: To be Announced 
Associ ate Dean(s) : V i ctor M ul I i ns 



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Assistant Dean(s): Brian Horick 

The Robert H . Smith School of Busi ness is an i international ly recognized leader i n management 
educati on and research, and it seeks to provi de the knowl edge and thought I eadershi p that transform 
students i nto agents of both economic prosperity and transformative social change The Smith 
School i s accredited by A ACSB I nternati onal - The Associ ati on to Advance Col I egi ate School s of 
B usi ness, the prerri er accredi ti ng agency for bachd or's, master's and doctoral degree programs i n 
busi ness adrri ni strati on and accounti ng, www.aacsb.edu . 

A student i n the Smith School of B usi ness, sd ects a maj or(s) i n one of the f ol I owi ng curri cul a: ( 1) 
Accounting; (2) Finance (3) Information Systems; (4) International Business; (5) Management; (6) 
Marketing; (7) Operations Management; or (8) Supply Chain Management. Upper-division BMGT 
programs are offered at Col I ege Park and at the Universities at Shady Grove i n M ontgomery 
County. For detai I s on the maj ors offered at Shady Grove vi sit 
www.rhsrri th.umd.edu/urdergrad/shadygrovehtml . 

Admission Requirements 

See "Admission Requi rements and A ppl i cation Procedures" chapter for general LEP admissions 
policies. 

Freshman Admission 

Di rect adrri ssi on to the Smith School i s offered on space-avai I abl e basi s to f i rst-ti me appl i cants who 
present the most competi ti ve academi c records. A 1 1 students adrri tted di recti y to B M GT as 
freshmen must demonstrate satisfactory progress. 

• All students admitted as freshmen must demonstrate satisfactory progress (2.0 G PA or better) 
pi us completion of Gateway courses (BM GT 220, BM GT 230, ECON 200 or 201, and MATH 
220 or 140 - each with a rri ni mum grade of "C-" or better) by the semester they reach 45 
credits (excluding AP and ESL), at which time they will be reviewed in order to continue in 
the B M GT maj or. ( N ote Onl y one repeat of one si ngl e course to the set of Gateway courses 
will be accepted to remain in BMGT. Appeals will be considered.) 

• Students must be i n the process of completi ng BM GT 221 and ECON 200 or 201 i n the 
semester i n which they reach 60 credits. Students should have completed 50% of general 
educati on program requi rements by the ti me they have reached 60 credits. 

Transfer Admission for Students from On or Off Campus 

A 1 1 students appl yi ng for adrri ssi on to B M GT as transfer students, whether i nternal transfers al ready 
enrolled at UMCP or external transfer students entering the university for the first time, will be 
subjecttocorrpetitiveadrrission for a limited number of spaces in the BMGT program at each 
program location. I nternal and external transfer students may apply to compete for admission to the 
Smith School of Busi ness after they have earned 45 credits, and if accepted, wi 1 1 be provisional I y 
adrri tted for the semester foil owing the completi on of the; r 60th credit. Admission will befinalized 
once al I requi rements are corf i rmed at the end of the f ol I owi ng semester. Bel ow are the current 
adrri ssi on standards. 

• M i ni mum 3. cumul ati ve G PA ( preferred, may vary based upon the appl i cant pool ) 

• Minimumjuni or standing: 60 credits earned 

• Completion of the foil owing Gateway courses, all with "C-" or better: 

BMGT 220 and 221: Accounting 



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ECON 200 and 201: M icro and Macro Economics 

ENGL 101 Academic Writing 

MATH 220 or 140: Calculus 

BMGT 230*or BMGT 231 # Business Statistics 

* The f ol I owi ng courses are approved substi tutes for B M GT230: 
BIOM301, ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG305, PSYC200, and 
SOCY201. 

#The f ol I owi ng courses are approved substitutes for B M GT 
231: ENEE324, ENME392, orSTAT400 

• Co-curri cul ar i nvol vemert, I eadershi p experi ence and honors and awards wi 1 1 al so be 
consi dered i n the adrri ssi on deci si on. Students are strongl y encouraged to subrri t wi th thei r 
appl i cati ons a resume and I etter detai I i ng tnei r accompl i shments and experi ence 

• Students may be i n the process of compl eti ng B M GT221 and ECON 200 or 201 i n the 
semester i n whi ch they appl y for adrri ssi on but must have successful I y compl eted al I gateway 
courses by the end of the current semester. Students shoul d have compl eted 50% of general 
educati on program requi rements by the ti me they have reached 60 credits. 

Application Deadlines for Transfer Students Compl ete appl i cati ons and al I support ng 
documents must be received no later than: 

Fall Semester: March 15th 

J une 15th 
Spring Semester: November 1st 

Appl i cati ons to the Smith School can be accessed at 

http://www.rhsmth.uird.edu/ur^ For questions, call 301-314-8385 

or email lep@umd.edu. 

Freshmen who begi n study i n another major at Col lege Park who would have met the di rect BM GT 
admission standards from high school have until the last day of instruction in the first semester of 
thei r freshmen year at Col I ege Park to change thei r maj or to B M GT. 

Appeals to this Policy: Appeals to this policy may be filed with the Office of Undergraduate 
Adrri ssi ons, on the ground f I oor M itchd I B ui I di ng. Such appeal s wi 1 1 requi re documentati on of 
unusual, extenuating, or special circumstances. 

Statement of Policy on Transfer of C reef t from Community Colleges 

1 1 i s the practi ce of the Srri th School of B usi ness to consi der for transfer from a regi onal I y accredi ted 
communi ty col I ege onl y the f ol I owi ng courses i n busi ness adrri ni strati on: an i ntroductory busi ness 
course, busi ness statistics, introduction to computing (equivalent to BMGT 201), or elementary 
accounti ng. Thus, it is antici pated that students transferri ng from another regional ly accredited 
i nstitution wi 1 1 have devoted the major share of thei r academic effort below the j unior year to the 
compl eti on of basi c requi rements i n the I i beral arts. A total of 60 semester hours from a community 
col I ege may be appl i ed toward a degree from the Smith School of B usi ness. 

Other Institutions 

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i nstituti ons. J uni or- and seni or- 1 evd busi ness courses are accepted from col I eges accredited by the 
Association to Advance Col I egi ate Schools of Business (AACSB) .Junior- and senior- level business 
courses from other than A ACSB-accredited school s are eval uated on a course- by-course basi s to 
deterrri ne transf erabi I i ty . 

The Srri th School of B usi ness requi res that at I east 50 percent of the busi ness and management 
credit hours requi red for a busi ness degree be earned at the U ni versity of M aryland, Col lege Park. 

Undergraduate Decree Requi remerrt^Decp-ee Options 

The university confers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Master of Business 
Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Information 
concerni ng adrri ssi on to the M . B . A . or M .S. program i s avai I abl e at www. rhsnrith. umd.edu. 

Undergraduate Program 

The undergraduate program recognizes the need for professional education i n busi ness and 
management based on a f oundati on i n the I i beral arts. I n addi ti on, the program's i nternati onal I y 
i ntegrated curri cul um prepares students to be eff ecti ve and responsi bl e managers i n today's 
dy narri c busi ness envi ronment. 

A student i n busi ness and management sd ects a maj or i n one of several curri cul a: ( 1) A ccounti ng; 
(2) Information Systems: Specialization Business; (3) Finance; (4) General Business; (5) 
International Business; (6) Operations Management; (7) Marketing; (8) Supply Chain Management. 

Summary of Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements (all curricula) 

At I east 45 hours of the 120 semester hours of acaderri c work requi red for graduati on must be i n 
busi ness and management subj ects. A mi ni mum of 57 hours of the requi red 120 hours must be i n 
300- or 400- 1 evd courses. I n addi ti on to the requi rement of an overal I cumul ati ve grade poi nt 
average of 2.0 (C average) i n al I university course work, al I busi ness majors must earn a C- or better 
i n al I requi red courses, i ncl udi ng Econorri cs, M athemati cs, and Communi cati on. Begi nni ng with 
students matri cul ati ng i n Fal I 2012, to be awarded a baccal aureate degree, students must have a 
rri ni mum C ( 2. 00) cumul ati ve grade poi nt average across al I courses used to sati sf y maj or degree 
requi rements. E I ecti ves outsi de the curri cul a of the School may be taken i n any department of the 
university, if the student has the necessary prerequisites. 

Credits 

Freshman- Sophomore School Requirements 

BMGT110 Intro to the Busi ness Value Chain 3 

BMGT220 Principles of Accounting I 3 

BMGT221 Principles of Accounting II 3 

ECON200 Principles of Microeconomics 4 

ECON201 Principles of Macroeconomics 4 

One from 

MATH 220 Elementary Calculus I 3 

MATH 140 Calculus I 4 

One from 

BMGT230 Busi ness Statistics 3 

BMGT231 Statistical M odds for Busi ness 3 

One from 

COM M 100 Foundati ons of Speech Communi cati on 3 

COM M 107 Speech Communi cati on 3 



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COM M 200 Critical Thi nki ng and Speaki ng 3 

Or any course that fulfil Is the university's Oral 
Communication general education requirement. 

Total 26-27 

J unior-Senior School Requirements 

BMGT301 Introduction to Information Systems 3 

BMGT340 Business Finance 3 

BMGT350 Marketing Principles and Organization 3 

B M GT364 M anagement and Organi zati onal Theory 3 

BMGT367 Career Search Strategies in Business 1 

BMGT380 Business Law " 3 

BMGT391 Leadership in Action 1 

BMGT495 Business Pol icies 3 

B M GT499 Advanced Topi cs i n B usi ness 1 

ECON Economics- see below 3-6 

Total 24-27 

Economics Requirements 

3-6 credits of approved upper-level economics courses are requi red by the Smith School of 

B usi ness. The specif i c requi rements for each maj or are I i sted with the maj ors 1 specif i c requi rements. 

Major Requirements 

I n addi ti on to the Srni th School of B usi ness B achd or of Sci ence requi rements I i sted above, general I y 
another 18-24 credits are requi red for each major. See i ndi vidual major I isti ngs i n chapter 7. 
A Typical Program for the Freshman and Sophomore Years 

Credits 

Freshman Year 

General E ducati on and/or E I ecti ves 6 

ENGL101 or equivalent 3 

MATH (depending on placement)* 3 

BMGT110 3 

First Semester Total 15 

General E ducati on and/or E I ecti ves 6 

ECON 200 4 

COM M 100, 107 or 200 3 

M ATH or B M GT230/231* 3 

Seoond Semester Total 36 



SophomoreYc 

General E ducati on and/or E I ecti ves 9 

BMGT220(PrereqSophomDreStanding) 3 

ECON 201 4 

Third Semester Total 16 

General E ducati on and/or E I ecti ves 10 



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BM GT221 (Prereq BMGT220) 3 

BMGT230or 231 or Elective 3 

Fourth Semester Total 16 

*See F reshrran- Sophomore School requi rements for appropri ate math and stati sti cs courses. 

Advising 

General advi si ng for students admitted to the Smith School of B usi ness i s avai I abl e M onday through 
Friday in the Office of Undergraduate Programs, 1570 Van Munching Hall, 301-405-2286, 
undergradi nfo@rhsrrith.umd.edu. 1 1 i s recommended that students vi sit thi s off i ce each semester to 
ensure that they are i nf orrred about current requi rements and procedures. Transfer students enteri ng 
the university can be advised duri ng spri ng, summer, and fal I transfer orientation programs. Contact 
the Ori entati on Off i ce for further i nformati on, 301-314-8217, or vi sit 
http://www.orientation.umd.edu. 

Specialized Academic Progj-ams 

The Smith School offers innovative special programs through its Undergraduate Fellows Program. 
The Fd I ows program offers a seri es of sped al acaderri c programs whi ch create smal I communiti es 
of scholars within the larger Srrith School community. Each specialized Fdlows program combines 
opportuniti es for acti on I earni ng and prof essi onal devd oprrent with ri gorous i n-depth acaderri c 
coursework focused on cutti ng edge i ssues aff ecti ng 21st century busi ness. 

Co-curricular acti vities are a key component of the Fd lows program Fidd tri ps and i nternshi ps, 
i nternati onal study tri ps and exchanges, speaker seri es, di nners, retreats and competiti ons wi 1 1 foster 
I eadershi p ski 1 1 s and contri bute to your personal and prof essi onal growth. A I umni i nvol verrent i s an 
i important aspect of Fd I ows programrri ng, with Srrith al umni and corporate partners contri buti ng 
thd r ti me, talents and experience through sponsorshi p and parti ci pati on i n events and activities. For 
more i nformati on on each of the Smith Fd I ows Programs pi ease vi sit 
http://www. rhsrri th. umd.edu/undergracl/fd I ows/. 

College Honors Prog-am 

The Srrith School Honors Fd lows program which is part of the Srrith School 's Fd lows 
Program offers students with superi or acaderri c achi evements sped al opportuniti es and resources, 
i nd udi ng the opportunity to parti ci pate i n cutti ng-edge research on busi ness i ssues, and to graduate 
with honors. Students i n the honors program take thd r upper- 1 evd B M GT core courses i n smal I , 
serri nar-styl e honors secti ons whi ch al I ow i n-depth expl orati on of busi ness topi cs i n marketi ng, 
f i nance, management and organization, busi ness law, and policy and strategy. The Srrith School 
Honors Program provi des both a non-thesi s and a thesi s opti on, i n whi ch students work on an 
ori gi nal research proj ect under the supervi si on of a Srri th School f acul ty member. A drri ssi on to the 
Srri th School H onors Program i s competi ti ve. Students are sd ected on the basi s of the f ol I owi ng 
requirements: 

• Mini mum 3. 5 cumul ati ve grade poi nt average 

• M i ni mum 45 credit hours earned 

• Compl eti on of al I B M GT pre- requi si te courses by the end of Spri ng semester: 



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Pri nci pi es of Account] ng I and 1 1 : B M GT 220 and 221 

B usi ness Stati sti cs: B M GT 230 (or 231) 

Calculus: MATH 220 or 140 

Pri nci pies of Micro- and Macro- Economics: ECON 200 and 201 

Admission to the Smith School Honors Fd lows Program takes place once a year i n the Spri ng 
semester. For more i information, please visit http://wwwThsrrith.umd.edu/undergrad. 

Approved Student Societies and Professorial Organizations 

Student Professional Organizations 

Students may choose to associ ate themsd ves wi th one or more prof essi onal organi zati ons offered 
under the umbrd I a organi zati on, Srrith U ndergraduate Student Associ ati on (SU SA ) . For more 
detai I s, vi sit http://unet.rhsrrith.umd.edu and cl i ck on the Peopl e tab to access SU SA cl ubs. 

Awards 

Scholarships 

For detai I s on avai I abl e schol arshi ps, pi ease cl i ck on the schol arshi ps tab 
at http://unet.rhsrrith.umd.edu . 



COLLEGE OF COMPUTER, MATHEMATICAL, AND NATURAL SCIENCES 
(CMNS) 

2300 Symons Hall, 301-405-4906 

www.cmns.umd.edu 

Dean: J ayanth R. Banavar 

Associate Dean(s): Robert I nf and no, Danid Lathrop, Paul Srrith 

Assi start Dean(s) : L i sa B radl ey-K I emko, J od I e Presson 

N ati onal I y and i nternati onal I y recogni zed for our educati onal programs, research excd I ence, 

distinguished faculty and students, the Col I ege of Computer. M athemati cal , and N atural Sci ences 

(CMNS) i s a critical educati onal and scientific resource benef iti ng the regi on and the rati on. The 

Col I ege offers every student a hi gh-qual i ty, i nnovati ve, and cross-di sci pi i nary educati onal 

experi ence Strongl y comnri tted to maki ng studi es i n the sci ences avai I abl e to al I , the Col I ege 

acti vdy encourages and supports the recruitment and retention of women and rri norities 

underrepresented i n our di sci pi i nes. 

Our students have the opportunity to work closdy with faculty members i n stateof-theart 

I aboratori es, both on- and off-campus, on some of the most exciti ng probl ems of modern sci ence 

and mathemati cs. We have devd oped courses to ref I ect the evol vi ng and i ncreasi ngl y 

i nterdi sci pi i nary nature of the sci ences, mathemati cs, and advances i n i nf ormati on technol ogy . Asa 

new approach to undergraduate educati on, multi pi e tracks are offered withi n maj ors, i nci udi ng 

tracks for future teachers, and tracks with an emphasi s on computati on. 

Our students parti ci pate i n the University Honors College . Col I ege Park Schol ars. the Quest 

and H i nman CEOs programs, the Corporate Scholars program departmental honors programs, and 



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many other cocurri cul ar opportuni ti es. Students pursue research proj ects i n f acul ty I aboratori es, or 
i n the rich cl uster of federal and private research i nstitutions i n proxi rrity to our campus; they apply 
their lab and cl assroom ski 1 1 s through i nternshi ps at area compani es, non-governmental 
organi zati ons, and i n cl i ni cal setti ngs. Excel I ent advi si ng and career servi ces are i n pi ace to gui de 
our students through thei r acaderri c program and faci I itate transit] on to graduate programs and 
prof essi onal school s, pri vate-sector empl oyment, and public servi ce careers. Our hi ghl y-ski 1 1 ed 
graduates pursue careers i n a great many f i d ds and prof essi ons. 

Acknisaon Requirements 

F reshmen and transfer students i interested i n appl y i ng f or adrri ssi on shoul d consul t wi th the general 
university admissions information provided in Chapter 1 of this catalog. Admission to some CM NS 
majors is limited- pi ease consult the i nformati on in Chapter lor the fol I owing I ink for information 
about L i rri ted E nrol I ment Programs . F reshmen considering a major in a CM NS discipline should 
pursue a hi gh school program of studi es that i ncl udes four years of mathemati cs - pref erabl y 
i ncl udi ng al gebra, geometry, pre-cal cul us, and cal cul us. Students i nterested i n pursui ng maj ors i n 
the I i f e sci ences and physi cal sci ences shoul d take two to three courses i n the bi ol ogi cal and 
physi cal sci ences with I aboratory. Students i nterested i n Computer Sci ence are encouraged to take 
hi gh school computer sci ence coursework, i ncl udi ng A P Computer Sci ence i f i t i s avai I abl e M ath 
and sci ence courses work at the honors/A P/l B I evd i s strongl y encouraged. 

For more i nformati on about adrri ssi ons to the Col I ege, pi ease contact the CM N S adrri ssi ons 
coordinators bdow: 

For interest in Biological Sciences, Biocherristry, Cherristry, and Environmental Science and 
Pol icy-Biodiversity and Conservation majors: Ms. EdenM. Garosi, egarosi@umd.edu, 
301-314-8375. 

For interest in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Astronomy, Computer Science, Geology, 
Mathematics, Physics, and Physical Sciences majors: Ms. MdissaAffolter, msal3@umd.edu, 
301-314-2331. 

Undergraduate Decree Requi rernente/Decj-ee Options 

PI ease see i ndi vi dual derartment/maj or entri es i n C hapter 7 for sped f i c i nformati on about sped f i c 
undergraduate major requi rements. 

Advising 

Every student i n the Col lege is assigned an academic advisor, who may be a faculty member or a 
prof essi onal staff member of the Col I ege or acaderri c department. Advi sors work with students to 
devd op thd r programs and to ensure that they are maki ng requi red progress toward the degree 
Educational and career goals, academic progress, and pre- registration course planning are among the 
topi cs di scussed duri ng advi si ng sessi ons. A dvi sors can al so hd p students connect to val uabl e 
opportunities and resources on- and off-campus. 

Advi si ng i s mandatory for most CM N S students, and al I are encouraged to take advantage of thi s 
servi ce Specif i c i nformati on about advi si ng appears on the Col I ege website at 
cmns. urrd.edu/undergraduate/advi si ng-acaderri c-pl anni ng . 

Students i nterested i n pursui ng careers i n the health prof essi ons can f i nd additi onal advi si ng support 
from the ReedYorke Health Professions Advising Office . 1210 H.J Patterson Hall, 301-405-7805. 



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Departments and Centers 

Thefol lowi ng academic departments del iver undergraduate courses and degree 
programs in CM NS: 

Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science 

Department of Astronomy 

Department of B i ol oqy 

Department of Cel I Biology and Molecular Genetics 

Department of ChemstryandBiochem'stry 

Department of Computer Science 

Department of E ntomol oqy 

Department of Geology 

Department of M athemati cs 

Department of Physics 

U ndergraduates i n C M N S al so parti ci pate i n research and co-curri cul ar acti vi ti es of the 
research programs, i nsti tutes, and centers of the col I ege I i sted i n the Research U ni ts 
section below. 

Majors 

Astronomy 

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science 

Biochemistry 

Biological Sciences 

Chemistry 

Computer Science 

E nvi ronrrental Sci ence and Policy- Biodi versi ty and Conservati on 

Geology 

Mathematics 

Physical Sciences 

Physics 

Minors 

The Col I ege offers rri nors i n the f ol I owi ng areas: Actuari al M athemati cs, Astronomy, Atmospheri c 
Chemistry, Atmospheric Science, Computer Science, Earth History, Earth Material Properties, 
Geophysics, Hydrology, Mathematics, Meteorology, Physics, Planetary Science, Statistics, and 
Surficial Geology. 

Living-Learning Programs 

The Col I ege sponsors several I i vi ng I earni ng programs whi ch offer sped al acaderri c and 
co-curri cul ar opportuniti es to parti ci pants. 

Advanced Cybersecurity Experiences for Students (ACES) is the newest I i vi ng learni ng program i n 
the U ni versi ty H onors Col I ege 1 1 wi 1 1 expose students to the breadth of techni cal and non-techni cal 
aspects of thi s emergi ng f i d d, prepari ng future I eadersi n the f i d d of cybersecurity through an 



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i rterdi sci pi i nary curri cul um, hands-on experi ence with real -worl d probl ems, and i nternshi ps with 
compani es and government agenci es. 

The lntegrated Life Sciences Program (I LS) in the University Honors Col lege was created to offer 
students enhanced cross-di sci pi i nary trai ni ng i n the I i f e sci ences through an i nnovati ve curri cul um 
and research and i nternshi p opportunities. The I LS program is di rected by Dr. Todd Cooke CM NS 
f acul ty members al so al so contri bute to the course off eri ngs of the Digital Cultures and Creativity 
honors program that emphasi zes i nterdi sci pi i nary approaches to expl ori ng ernergi ng technol ogi es 
and their global impacts. 

The Col I ege sponsors three programs i n the Col I ege Park Schol ars (CPS) living- 1 earning program 
whi ch draw upon the breadth of the acaderri c di sci pi i nes and faculty experti se i n CM N S. Each of 
these two-year programs bri ngs students together around a common di sci pi i nary focus through 
courses, senri nars, and experi enti al I earni ng opportuniti es. The programs i nspi re students to devd op 
thei r i nterests and i ntd I ectual capacity by bui I di ng a community i n whi ch everyone has shared 
i nterests i n schol arl y pursui ts, i n cl ose contact wi th f acul ty who are worki ng at the forefront of thei r 
fields of expertise. 

CPS- Life Sci ences 

Director: Dr. RddCompton 

Assistant Director: Ms. BeckvZoniesKenemuth 

CPS - Science. Discovery & the Universe 

Co-Directors: Dr. Alan C. Peel and Dr. Neal A. Miller 

Sci ence and G I obal C hange 

Di rector: Dr. Thomas R. Holtz, J r. 

Associate Di rector: Dr. J ohn M erck, J r. 

Specialized Academic Programs 

An important part of the content of CM NS majors isddivered outside the classroom with the 
greatest emphasi s bd ng on I everagi ng our strength: research. Our students experi ence scientific 
di scovery f i rst hand, as conceptual I earni ng i n cl ass i s i integrated and appl i ed. Each maj or provi des 
access to a vari ety of research experi ences that wi 1 1 provi de opportuni ti es to col I aborate wi th f acul ty 
members, postdoctoral fdlows, graduate, and undergraduate students. Our geographic location also 
offers many uni que opportuniti es for students to gai n research and i nternshi p experi ence i n federal 
laboratories and agencies, private companies, and non-governmental organizations. Employers and 
graduate school s I ook for research experi ence i n appl i cants. Be a part of the sci ence di scovery i n 
C M N S, whi ch pi aces the col I ege among the top public and pri vate uni versi ti es worl dwi de. M ore 
i information about research opportunities are provided on the col I ege website and on departmental 
webpages. 

College Honors Program 

I n addi ti on to our I i vi ng I earni ng programs descri bed above, C M N S departments offer 
research- i ntensi ve departmental honors programs to whi ch students may appl y . B ased on a students 
performance i n a multi -semester mentored research proj ect and defense of a written thesi s, the 
department may recommend that candidates reed vethd r bachdor's degree with Departmental 
Honors or Departmental High Honors. Successful completion of departmental honors is recognized 
on a students diploma and transcript. Participation in the University Honors College is not a 
prerequi si te for parti ci pad on i n departmental honors programs. See indivi dual C M N Sdepartment 
websites for more i nf ormati on. 



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Financial Assistance 

The Col I ege Schol arshi ps page provi des a I i st of schol arshi ps and awards adnri ni stered at the 

Col I ege I evd for current] y enrol I ed students, and i nf ormati on about the appl i cati on process. Students 

compl ete an d ectroni c appl i cati on to be consi dered for al I meri t and need- based schol arshi ps 

adnri ni stered by the Col I ege for whi ch they are d i gi bl e. The annual appl i cati on deadl i ne for 

schol arshi p appl i cati ons for returni ng students i s i n M ay . 

See department websites for more i nf ormati on about undergraduate schol arshi ps based i n the 

departments of CM NS. 

Awards 

See the Col I ege website for a compl ete I i sti ng of undergraduate schol arshi ps and awards . 

Research Units 

I n addition to our academic departments, many undergraduate students pursue mentored research 
proj ects i n the Col I ege's research centers and i nsti tutes. Contact i nf ormati on for the centers and 
i nsti tutes are provi ded bd ow. I nf ormati on about the scope of research i n the uni t, as wd I as 
aff i I i ated f acul ty, i s provi ded on the websi te of each center or i nsti tute. 

Center for B i oi nf ormati cs and Computati onal B i ol ogy 

3115 B i omol ecul ar Sci ences B ui I di ng, 301-405-5936 

A ssoci ate Professor and A cti ng D i rector: Sri dhar H annenhal I i 

Center for N anophysi cs and A dvanced M ateri al s 

0368 Physi cs B ui I di ng, 301-405-8285 

Professor and I nteri m Di rector: Richard L . Greene 

Center for Sci enti f i c Computati on and M athemati cal M odd i ng 

4149 Computer Science I instructional Center, 301-405-0648 

Distinguished University Professor and Director: EitanTadmor 

Earth System Sci ence I nterdi sci pi i nary Center 

5825 University Research Court, 301-405-5599 

Professor and Director: Antonio J . Busalacchi 

I nstitute for Advanced Computer Studi es 

2119 A . V . Wi 1 1 i ams B ui I di ng, 301-405-6722 

Professor and Di rector: A rritabh Varshney 

I nstitute for Physi cal Sci ence and Technol ogy 

4211 Computer and Space Sci ences B ui I di ng, 301-405-4814 

Professor and Director: Raj arshi Roy 

Professor and A ssoci ate D i rector: M i chad Copl an 

I nstitute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics 

Energy Research Facility, 301-405-4951 

Associate Professor and Di rector: Thomas E. M urphy 

I oi nt Quantum I nstitute 

2207 Computer and Space Sci ences B ui I di ng, 301-405- 1300 

Professor and Co- D i rector: Steve Rol ston 

J oi nt Space- Sci ence I nstitute 
301-405-1507 



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M aryl and B i ophysi cs Program 

I nstitute for Physi cal Sci ence and Technol ogy, 301-405-9307 

Associate Professor and Director: Wolfgang Losert 

Maryland Cybersecurity Center 

3400 A.V.Williams Building 

Associ ate Professor and Di rector: M i chad H i cks 

M aryl and Pathogen Research I nstitute 

3102 B i osci ence Research B ui I di ng, 301-405-2156 

Professor and Di rector: David M osser 

M ateri al s Research Sci ence and E ngi neeri ng Center 

2120 Physi cs B ui I di ng, 301-405-8349 

Professor and Di rector: J anice E. Reutt-Robey 

Norbert Wiener Center for Harmonic Analysis and Applications 

2211 M athemati cs B ui I di ng, 301-405-5058 

Professor and Director: J ohnj . Benedetto 



N ati onal Sod o- E nvi ronmental Synthesi s Center ( SE SY N C ) 
One Park Place, Suite 300, Annapol is M D, 410-919-4810 
Professor and Di rector: M argaret Pal mer 



Student Engagement and Service Units 

The Col I ege Student Servi ce Off i ce coordi nates ori entati on and advi si ng servi ces, revi ews dean's 
excepti ons to pol i cy requests, and f i d ds i nqui ri es about acaderri c regul ati ons, transfer credit revi ew, 
study abroad, and other undergraduate program matters. Each department is also served by an 
undergraduate program off i ce whi ch coordi nates departmental academi c advi si ng 

CM N S Student Servi ces Off i ce 

1300SymonsHall 

301-405-2080 

cmnsque@umd.edu 

Students i interested i n pursui ng careers i n the health prof essi ons can f i nd additi onal advi si ng support 

from the Reed-Yorke Health Professions Advising Office . 1210 H.J Patterson Hall, 301-405-7805. 



COLLEGE OF EDUCATION (EDUC) 

1204 Benj arri n B ui I di ng, 301-405-2344 
www.education.umd.edu/studenti nfo 
Dean: Donna L. Wiseman 
Associ ate Dean(s) : M argaret J . M cLaughl i n 
Assistant Dean(s): Kathleen A. A ngdetti 

The Col I ege of Educati on i s a prof essi onal col I ege committed to prepari ng accompl i shed begi nni ng 
and advanced- 1 evd prof essi onal s who can advance the I earni ng and devd opment of thd r students 
and who are ready to become leaders i n thd r f idds. The Col lege seeks to foster the learni ng and 
devd opment of PK-16 students through our educator preparation programs, leadershi p, research, 
advocacy, and partnershi ps. Educati onal i nequiti es exi st on multi pi e I evd s; therefore, we ai m to 



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prepare educators with the ski 1 1 s and commorients necessary to ensure equity for al I students i n the 
publ ic schools and classrooms they will lead. 

The col I ege programs prepare educators, counsel ors, psychol ogi sts, adrri ni strators, researchers, and 
educati onal sped al i sts. G raduates work with indi vi dual s from i nf ancy through adul thood i n school s, 
community agencies, col leges and universities. Educational programs are accredited/approved by the 
following: Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)/National Council for 
Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE), 
American Psychological Association, Council on Accreditation of Counsding and Rdated 
Educational Professions, and Council on Rehabilitation Education. Accreditation provides reciprocal 
certification with most other states that recognize national accreditation. 

M SDE i ssues certifi cates to teach i n the publ i c school s of the state. I n additi on to graduati on from an 
approved program MSDE requi res sati sfactory scores on the state Praxi s I i censure exams for 
certifi cati on. At the ti me of graduati on, the Col I ege i nf orms M SDE of the graduates' eligibility for 
certification. Under Maryland law, criminal background checks may be required and considered by 
M SDE i n the awardi ng of teachi ng certifi cati on, and by empl overs before grand ng empl oy merit i n 
the teachi ng f i d d. Certi f i cati on may be deni ed or revoked for i ndi vi dual s who have been convi cted 
of cri mes of vi ol ence and/or cri mes agai nst chi I dren. A ddi ti onal I y, some M ary I and counti es requi re 
a cri rri nal background check pri or to pi acemert i n an i nternshi p. 

Special Advantages and Facilities 

Students in the Col I ege of Education have the opportunity to work with an exemplary faculty. 
Among our ranks are national I y known faculty researchers who have made significant contri tuitions 
to advanci ng theory and i mprovi ng prof essi onal practi ce. I n additi on, the Col I ege's strategi c I ocati on 
provi des students with research opportuniti es that are unparal I d ed. Teacher candi dates can compl ete 
thd r teachi ng i nternshi p and conduct research i n school di stri cts wi th hi ghl y di verse popul ati ons. 
The regi on al so provi des access to several research I i brari es, government agenci es, not-for-profit 
organizations, and educational associations. 

The Col I ege of Educati on offers many sped al resources and f aci I iti es to students, faculty, and the 
community, i nd udi ng the f ol I owi ng centers: 

• TheCenter for Mathematics Education provi des a mathemati cs I aboratory for undergraduate 
and graduate students. Occasi onal I y there are tutori ng servi ces for chi I dren and adol escents. 
These servi ces are offered i n conj uncti on with sped al graduate and undergraduate courses i n 
d ementary and secondary school mathemati cs. Center faculty are engaged i n research i n 
mathemati cs educati on, serve as consultants to school systems and i nstructi onal publ i shers, 
and provi de i n-servi ce teacher educati on i n additi on to graduate degree programs. 

• The Center for Young Children is part of the I nstitutefor Child Study/Human Devdopment in 
the Col I ege of Educati on. 1 1 offers a creati ve I earni ng experi ence for chi I dren three, four, and 
five years old whose parents are affiliated with the University. The Center engages in chi Id 
study, curri cul um devd opmert, and teacher preparati on. I ts research and observati on 

faci I iti es are avai I abl e to parents, faculty, and other persons concerned with the care and 
education of young chi I dren. 

Admission Requirements 

Admission to Teacher Education Professional Course Work 

A ppl i cants to the U ni versi ty of M ary I and who have dec! ared an i nterest i n educati on are adrri tted to 



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a department in the Col lege. All maj ors must meet the selective adrri ssi on requirements for full 
adrri ssi on i nto the Col I ege of Educati on i n order to enrol I i n the prof essi onal sequence of the teacher 
education degree programs. 

The adrri ssi on process i ncl udes three steps: 

1. Pre-Adrrisaon Review: Candidates must (1) complete the English and math lower- level 
fundamental studies (six credits) with a grade of C- or better; (2) earn 45 semester hours with 
an overal I cumul ati ve grade poi nt average of at I east 2. 75 on a 4. seal e; (3) compl ete gateway 
and/or special izati on or major requi rements for the program area with a rri ni mum 2.70 GPA, 
and earn at least a B i n any Education course identified by the program as a specific gateway 
prerequisite; (4) submit a personal goal statemertthatirdicatesanappropriatecorrrritmentto 
prof essi onal educati on; (5) have pri or experi ences i n the educati on f i d d; (6) submit three 
letters of recommendation/reference; (7) receive satisfactory rati ngs on the Col lege of 
Education Technical Standards/Foundational Competencies (or submit a signed copy of the 
Col I ege of Education Foundational Competencies/Technical Standards Self Assessment if 
formal eval uati ons have not yet occurred); (8) submit cri rri nal hi story di scl osure statement; 
and, (9) have passi ng scores on the Praxi s I . 

2. Program Faculty review the appl i cati ons of the candi dates who meet the above criteri a and 
rate them on six components: (1) overall GPA, (2) GPA in gateway/specialization/major, (3) 
rati ng for pri or experi ence, (4) rati ng of recommendati ons, (5) rati ng of appl i cati on essay, and 
(6) review of Foundational Competencies evaluation/self- report. 

3. Thefaculty setsa minimum cut scorefbr eligibility based upon several factors (eg., 
instructional resource capacity of the prograrrVdepartment, Professional Development School 
[PDS] placement capacity i n the certification area, avai labi I ity of high qual ity mentors i n the 
certification area, work force need i n the state, etc.). Candidates meeti ng at least rri ni mum cut 
scores are schedul ed for i ntervi ews. Program faculty re- ranks candi dates based on aggregate 
scores from the compl ete prof i I e - i .e. , the si x factors i n step 2 pi us the i ntervi ew. The hi ghest 
ranki ng indivi dual s usi ng the aggregate score are offered adrri ssi on. [The total number 

adrri tted i s based on target enrol I mart gui del i nes. ] 

Adrri ssi on appl i cati on forms are avai I abl e i n Room 1204 of the Benj anri n B ui I di ng. Onl y those who 
are admitted are abl e to enrol I i n the prof essi onal educati on sequence. A n overal I grade poi nt 
average of 2. 75 must be mai ntai ned after adrri ssi on to Teacher Educati on to conti nue i n the 
professional education programs. The program faculty is able to recommend selected other 
candi dates for Discretionary Admission based on any of a variety of special considerations. Consult 
the Student Servi ces Off i ce ( Room 1204 B enj anri n B I dg. ) f or poi i ci es and procedures regardi ng 
Discretionary Admission. 

Criteria for admission to the Teacher Education program apply to any teacher preparation program 
offered by the U ni versi ty of M aryl and. T hus, undergraduates desi ri ng a maj or i n musi c or physi cal 
educati on shoul d appl y to the Col I ege of Educati on for adrri ssi on to the prof essi onal program i n 
Teacher Educati on. I ndi vi dual s who are not enrol I ed i n the Col I ege of Educati on but who, through 
an establ i shed cooperati ve program wi th another col I ege are prepari ng to teach, must meet al I 
adrri ssi on, schol asti c and curri cul ar requi rements of the Col I ege of Educati on. The courses i n the 
prof essi onal educati on sequence are restri cted to teacher candi dates who are enrol I ed i n an approved 
teacher preparati on program and degree-seeki ng maj ors who have met Col I ege of Educati on 
requi rements for adrri ssi on and reterti on. 

Gateway Requirements for Early Childiood and ElemerrtaryEclucation Programs 

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performance criteria for the Redesign (i .e. strong rrath and science background for early 
chi I dhood and d ementary educati on teacher candi dates) , prospecti ve maj ors i n these 
programs need to fulfil I additional performance criteria. In addition to tfie requirements 
for adrri ssi on to teacher educati on that are I i sted above, ear I y chi I dhood and d ementary 
educati on maj ors must sati sfy the fol I owi ng gateway requi rements: 

1. Completion of a four-credit general education laboratory physical science, a 
four-credit general education laboratory biological science, Elements of Numbers and 
Operations (MATH 212), and Elements of Geometry and Measurement (MATH 213) 
with a mini mum grade of C- in each class and a 2.7 cumulativeGPA across all four 
courses. 

2.Completionof Looking Inside Schools and Classrooms (EDCI 280) or Exploring 
Teaching in Early Childhood (EDHD220) with a grade of B- or better 

3. Passi ng scores on the Praxis I : Academic Ski I Is Assessments (Appl icants will be 
requi red to meet the i ndi vi dual cut-off scores for each of the three P raxi s I assessments. 
A composi te score will not be accepted for adrri ssi on. ) 

I n keepi ng with the campus undergraduate adrri ssi ons pol i cy, the Col I ege of Educati on wi 1 1 admit as 
many freshmen as possi bl e as " pre-servi ce" educati on maj ors. I nternal and external transfers who 
have compl eted fewer than 60 credits and who have not yet met the standards requi red for 
enrol I mert i n the prof essi onal degree programs al so wi 1 1 be admitted as " pre-servi ce" educati on 
majors. For di recrJy admitted freshmen, the above admission requi rements wi 1 1 serve as the criteria 
for the sophomore (early childhood, d ementary, and special education) or junior (secondary 
education) levd review. For internal and external transfers, these criteria make up the "gateway." 
Teacher candi dates who pass the sophomore/j uni or I evd revi ew or the gateway wi 1 1 be admitted 
into the professional degree programs. Transfers with sixty or more credits will be granted 
perrni ssi on to enrol I as a pre-servi ce maj or i n educati on, provi ded they have mai ntai ned at I east a 
2.75 GPA and successful I y completed the lower- 1 evd fundamental studies with a mi ni mum grade of 
C- or better. These i ndi vi dual s wi 1 1 be gi ven one semester to meet the requi rements for adrri ssi on to 
teacher educati on. 

Detai I ed i nf ormati on regardi ng adrri ssi on to the Teacher Educati on program, i ncl udi ng the gateway 
requi rements for Earl y C hi I dhood or E I ementary Educati on, i s avai I abl e i n the Student Servi ces 
Office, Room 1204 Benjamin (301-405-2344). 



Undergraduate Decree Requi rements/Decp-ee Options 

The Col I ege of Educati on corf ers the degrees of Bachd or of A its (B . A . ) or Bachd or of Sci ence 
(B.S.) depending on the amount of liberal arts study included in a particular degree program 
M i ni mum requi rements for graduati on are 120 semester hours. Specif i c departmental program 
requi rements for more than the mi ni mum must be f ulf i 1 1 ed. 

I n addi ti on to the uni versi ty's general educati on requi rements and the sped f i c requi rements for each 
curri cul urn the Col I ege requi res that al I maj ors compl ete a Foundati ons of Educati on course (eg., 
E D PS 301) and, dependi ng upon the teacher educati on maj or, si x to twd ve semester hours of 
readi ng course requi rements. A grade of C- or better i s requi red i n al I pre-prof essi onal and 



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prof essi oral course work requi red for the maj or. A n overal I grade poi rt average of 2. 75 must be 
mai ntai ned after admi ssi on to Teacher Educati on. A grade of S i s requi red i n the teachi ng i nternshi p. 
A 1 1 teacher candi dates are requi red to obtai n sati sf actory eval uati ons on the Col I ege of Educati on 
Foundati oral Competenci es/Techni cal Standards and attai n qual ifyi ng scores for the State of 
M aryl and on the Praxi s I and Praxi s 1 1 assessments. Detai I ed i nf ormati on about the Praxi s 
assessments i s avai I abl e i n the Student Servi ces Off i ce, Room 1204 B enj ami n. 
Excepti ons to curri cul ar requi rements and rul es of the Col I ege of Educati on must be recommended 
by the teacher candi date's advi sor and department chai rperson and approved by the Dean. 

Yearlong I nternshi p 

The yearl ong i nternshi p, whi ch i s the cul rri rati ng experi ence i n the teacher preparati on program 
takes place in a collaborating school (i.e., partner school, PDS-- Professional Development School). 
Each teacher candi date's i nternshi p wi 1 1 vary accordi ng to the uni que attri butes of thei r teacher 
educati on program AIM nternshi ps wi 1 1 provi de teacher candi dates with the opportunity to i ntegrate 
theory and practice through a comprehensive, reality-based experience. The yearlong internship is 
arranged through the Col I ege of Educati on i n col I aborati on with the school site coordi nators, PDS 
Coordi nators, and the desi grated school s i n the partnershi p. 

The yearl ong i nternshi p i s a f ul I -ti me commitment. I nterf erence with thi s responsi bi I ity because of 
empl oymert or course work i s strongl y di scouraged. Teacher candi dates assi gned to school s for thi s 
i nternshi p are responsi bl e for thei r own transportati on and I i vi ng arrangements and shoul d be 
prepared to travel to whi chever school has been assi gned. The f i nal semester of the yearl ong 
i nternshi p requi res a sped al fee. PI ease consult the course I i sti ngs withi n Testudo for the current I ab 
fee. Duri ng the teachi ng i nternshi p, teacher candi dates shoul d be prepared to adhere to the acaderri c 
schedul e/cal endar for the school system i n whi ch they are pi aced. 

I n order to recei ve a yearl ong i nternshi p pi acemert, al I teacher candi dates must make appl i cati on the 
semester pri or to the i nternshi p year. Prospecti ve i nterns must have been admi tted to Teacher 
Educati on and have compl eted al I prerequi sites. Pri or to assi gnmert, al I candi dates i n teacher 
preparati on programs must have ( 1) mai ntai ned a rri ni mum overal I grade poi nt average of at I east 
2.75 with a rri ni mum grade of "C-" i n every course requi red for the major; (2) satisfactori ly 
compl eted al I other requi red course work i n thei r program (3) recei ved a f avorabl e recommendati on 
from thei r department; (4) attai ned qual ifyi ng scores for the State of M aryl and on the Praxi s I and 
Praxi s 1 1 assessments; (5) appl i ed f or a year- 1 ong i nternshi p pi acement through the Col I ege of 
Educati on duri ng the semester pri or to the i nternshi p year; (6) recei ved f avorabl e rati ngs from pri or 
supervi sed experi ences i n school setti ngs; ( 7) recei ved f avorabl e eval uati ons on the Col I ege of 
Education Foundational Competencies/Technical Standards; and (8) submitted a criminal history 
disclosure statement. I n addition, state law gives the local school to which the i ntern is assigned the 
discretion to requi re a cri rri nal background check prior to placement. Early Chi Idhood Education 
maj ors must have a certi f i cate i ndi cati ng freedom from tubercul osi s and proof of i mmuni zati on. 
Note A 1 1 regi strati ons i n the teachi ng i nternshi p, regardl ess of whether an i ntern withdraws or takes 
a I eave of absence, wi 1 1 be counted as an attempt under the campus repeat poi i cy . Onl y two 
regi strati ons wi 1 1 be al I owed. After two regi strati ons, further attempts at the teachi ng i nternshi p 
must be approved by the department and the school system prof essi oral s i nvol ved i n the teacher 
candi date's i nternshi p experi ence. 

Col I ege of Education Foundational Competencies/Technical Standards 

A 1 1 candi dates i n the U M prof essi oral preparati on programs are expected to demonstrate that they 
are prepared to work with chi Idren and youth i n educational setti ngs. This preparation results from 
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and the demonstrati on of i important human characteri sti cs and di spositi ons that al I educators shoul d 
possess. These characteri sti cs and di spositi ons, the Col I ege of Educati on Foundati onal 
Competencies/Technical Standards, are grouped into seven categories: English Language 
Competence, I interpersonal Competence, Work and Task M aragement, Analytic/Reasoni ng 
Competencies, Professional Conduct, Physical Abilities, and Professional Dispositions. 

Foundati onal Competenci es/Techni cal Standards serve several i mportant f uncti ons, i ncl udi ng, but 
not I i rri ted to: (a) provi di ng i nf ormati on to those consi deri ng pre K - 12 and communi ty prof essi onal 
careers that will help such individuals in their career decision- making; (b) advising applicants of 
non-acaderri c cri teri a consi dered i n adrri ssi ons deci si ons made by the U ni versi ty's pre K - 12 and 
community professional preparation programs; (c) serving as the basis for feedback provided to 
candi dates i n these programs regardi ng the; r progress toward mastery of al I program obj ecti ves; and 
(d) servi ng as the basi s for the f i nal assessment of attai nment of graduati on requi rements and 
recommendati on for certi f i cati on. 

Candi dates i n the undergraduate teacher preparati on programs wi 1 1 be requi red to achi eve 
sati sf actory rati ngs on the Col I ege of Educati on Foundati onal Competenci es/Techni cal Standards 
(or, if eval uati ons are not yet avai I abl e, submit a Col I ege of Educati on Foundati onal 
Competencies/Technical Standards Acknowledgment Form) as part of the Col I ege's selective 
adrri ssi ons revi ew i n the sophomore or j uni or year. Self -assessments of candi dates and faculty 
eval uati ons on the Foundati onal Competenci es/Techni cal Standards al so wi 1 1 occur duri ng each 
f i d d/i nternshi p experi ence. Teacher candi dates wi 1 1 be moni tored and gi ven feedback throughout the 
program At specif i ed poi nts, they wi 1 1 be notif i ed of i nadequaci es that may prevent them from 
progressi ng through the; r program Documentati on and consensus regardi ng the teacher candi date's 
functi oni ng wi 1 1 be sought before any acti on i s taken. Candi dates who experi ence def i ci end es i n any 
areas wi 1 1 be encouraged to seek appropri ate prof essi onal hd p from uni versi ty or other sources. I f 
the probl em seems to be beyond rernedi ati on, admi ssi on and/or conti nuati on i n the prof essi onal 
programs, graduation, or recommendati on for certification may be denied. 

Foundational Competencies/Technical standards may be met with, or without, accommodations. 
The U ni versi ty compl i es with the requi rements of Secti on 504 of the Rehabi I itati on Act and the 
A meri cans with Di sabi I iti es Act of 1990. Therefore, the Col I ege of Educati on wi 1 1 endeavor to make 
reasonabl e accommodati ons with respect to these standards for an appl i cant with a di sabi I ity who i s 
otherwi se qual if i ed. For detai I ed i nformati on on the Col I ege of Educati on-Foundati onal 
Competenci es/Techni cal Standards, see www. educati on. umd.edu/studenti nf o/teachercert. html . 

L i veText Portfol io Requi remenfc 

The College recently instituted a new learning dectronic portfolio and accreditation management 
system for i ts teacher preparati on programs. A n acti ve subscri pti on to L i veText i s a requi rement for 
the courses that compri se the prof essi onal educati on curri cul um Teacher candi dates wi 1 1 be 
expected to submi t a number of thd r course and portfol i o assi gnments through L i veText. 

The Li veText account, which can be purchased at the University Book Center, isaone-time 
purchase that i s comparabl e i n pri ce to the cost of a textbook. These accounts wi 1 1 1 ast f or a f ul I year 
after graduati on so that educati on maj ors can use thd r d ectroni c L i veText portfol i os i n the j ob 
seeking process. For more information about LiveText, contact Dr. Kathy Angdetrj, Assistant Dean 
(kangd@umd.edu). 

Advising 

The Student Servi ces Of f i ce provi des acaderri c advi si ng for educati on maj ors regardi ng admi ssi on, 



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ori entati on, regi strati on, graduati on, and certi f i cati on. At other ti mes, teacher candi dates who have 
been admitted to the Col lege of Education recei ve academic advising through their program 
advi sors. Advi si ng i s mandatory i n the Col I ege of Educati on: Educati on maj ors must be advi sed 
pri or to regi strati on each semester. Teacher candi dates shoul d consul t an advi sor i n thei r acaderri c 
program for further i nf ormati on about the mandatory advi si ng requi rement. 
Teacher candi dates are requi red to compl ete an acaderri c audit i n the Offi ce of Student Servi ces 
upon adrri ssi on to the prof essi onal teacher educati on degree program U ndergraduates are expected 
to compl ete thei r degree program i n a ti md y manner and to adhere to program benchmarks. 
I nf ormati on about program benchmarks and four-year pi ans i s avai I abl e on the Student Servi ces 
website at http://www. educati on. umd.edu/studenti nfo/undergraduatej rfo/i ndex.htrri . 

Departments and Centers 

The Col I ege i ncl udes a number of centers that offer sped al resources and f aci I iti es to students, 
faculty, and the community, i ncl udi ng the f ol I owi ng: 

Center for C hi I dren, Rd ati onshi ps and C ul ture 

Center for Educati on Pol i cy and Leadershi p 

Center for I integrated Latent Vari abl e Research (CI L V R) 

Center for Literacy, Language, and Culture 

Center for M athemati cs Educati on 

Center for Y oung Chi I dren 

I nstitute for the Study of Excepti onal Chi I dren and Y outh 

International Center for Transcultural Education 

Maryland Assessment Research Center for Education Success (MARCES) 

M ary I and E ngl i sh I nsti tute 

M aryl and I nstitute for M i nority Achi evement and U rban Educati on 

P16 Partnershi p Devdopment Center 

Sci ence Teachi ng Center 

Researchers from the Col I ege of Educati on al so wi 1 1 be studyi ng the neural basi s of I anguage, 
emoti on and thought i n the new campus B rai n I magi ng Center. The certerpi ece of thi s center wi 1 1 
be a new f uncti onal magneti c resonance i magi ng or f M Rl scanner. Thi s new center wi 1 1 al I ow 
uni que research to be conducted, i ncl udi ng exarri ni ng brai n acti vi ty as chi I dren I earn to read and 
understand word meani ngs, and di scoveri ng brai n areas i n chi I dren that are acti vated duri ng sod al 
acceptance or rej ecti on. 

Minors 

The Col I ege of Educati on offers f i ve rri nors: 

1. The M i nor i n Secondary Educati on i ncl udes 15 credits and provi des opportuniti es for 
undergraduate subj ect area maj ors to enrol Una sequence of educati on courses that hd ps them to 
deterrri ne if teachi ng i s a vi abl e career opti on for them For more i nformati on about the secondary 
educati on rri nor, contact the program advi sor, 1204 Benj arri n B ui I di ng. 

2. The M i nor i n Second Language Education (TESOL) provides opportunities for undergraduate 
subj ect area maj ors to compl ete a sequence of courses that hd ps them prepare for careers as teachers 
of English as a second language in US schools and/or prepares them for roles as teachers of English 
as a ford gn I anguage i n i nternati onal setti ngs. 1 1 i ncl udes coursework from Curri cul um and 

I nstructi on and from H uman Devd opment. For more i nformati on about the TESOL rri nor, contact 
the program advi sor, 1204 B enj arri n B ui I di ng . 

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of educati on courses to deterrri ne if worki ng with students with di sabi litiesisa viable career opti on. 
For i ndi vi dual s who are i interested i n pursui ng thi s career opti on, a one-year M.Ed, program, I eadi ng 
to certifi cati on as a sped al educator, i s al so avai I abl e. The rri nor i s under revi ew. For more 
i nformati on about the 18-credit sped al educati on mi nor, contact the Off i ce of Student Servi ces, 
1204 B enj ami n B ui I di ng. 

4. The M i nor i n H uman Devd opment provi des a ri gorous f oundati on i n human devd opment for 
undergraduates who wi sh to support the r maj or f i d d of study with knowl edge of human growth and 
devd opment across multi pi e domai ns and devd opmental stages, as wd I as knowl edge rd ated to 

pri nci pi es of teachi ng and I earni ng, and/or who desi re acti ve parti ci pad on i n human devd opment 
research under the supervi si on of H uman Devd opment f acul ty in I aboratory setti ngs. Contact the 
Human Devd opment undergraduate minor advisor, Ms. Eileen Kramer, at ekramer@umd.edu or 
301-405-8432 for more i nformati on or to arrange an advi si ng appoi ntment. 

5. The EDCP M i nor i n Leadershi p Studies promotes col lege student leadershi p devd opment by 
educati ng undergraduate students for and about I eadershi p i n a compl ex worl d. The goal of the 

rri nor i s to prepare students to serve effecti vd y i n formal and i nf ormal I eadershi p rol es i n campus, 
I ocal , nati onal , and gl oral contexts. Faculty arid students i n the rri nor are dedi cated to advanci ng the 
f idd of leadershi p studies by building upon and critical ly eval uati ng existi ng theoretical, 
research- based, and practical knowledge. For the list of approved courses and additional details 
regardi ng the EDCP M i nor i n Leadershi p Studies, please visit 
http://www.educati on. umd.edu/CHSE/acaderri cs/degree_programs/M i norL eadershi pStudi es. html . 

Specialized Academic Programs 

Secondary Education Program Options The Col I ege of Educati on has multi pi e pathways for 
i ndi vi dual s who are i nterested i n teachi ng at the secondary I evd : 

The Dual Major option, whi ch i s desi gned for i ncorri ng freshmen or sophomores, I eads to the 
Bachd or's degree with a maj or i n an acaderri c content area pi us a second maj or i n secondary 
educati on. A 1 1 secondary maj ors are requi red to have an acaderri c content maj or whi ch sati sfi es the 
requi rements of the academi c department and meets the standards for teacher certifi cati on. 
Candi dates who f ol I ow the proposed sequenci ng of courses can compl ete both maj ors i n four years 
with careful advi sement and schedul i ng. 

The Certificate Program requi res compl eti on of an acaderri c maj or - i ncl udi ng coursework 
specif i c to meet certifi cati on standards i n the certifi cate area - and a bachd or's degree i n an 
approved acaderri c content area, pi us the compl eti on of a certifi cate program i n secondary educati on 
to meet requi rements i n U M 's approved program for M SDE certifi cati on. Sd ected coursework from 
the M i nor i n Secondary Educati on may be taken pri or to adrri ssi on to the Certifi cate Program 
option. (The Certificate Program is cur rentiy under review. For additional i nformati on, contact 
the Offi ce of Student Servi ces, 1204 Benj arrin.) 

The Five-Year I ntegrated Master's with Certification Program for content majors enteri ng the 
j uni or or seni or year, i s for tal ented undergraduates wi th a rri ni mum G PA of 3. who seek to 
combi ne undergraduate studi es i n the content area and prof essi onal educati on as a f oundati on for a 
focused prof essi onal year at the graduate I evd I eadi ng to secondary- 1 evd certi f i cati on i n the subj ect 
f i d d and the M aster's of Educati on degree Candi dates who are admitted to the program compl ete 
thd r baccal aureate degrees with a maj or i n the rd evant content area and a rri ni mum of 12 credits i n 
prof essi onal educati on studi es rd ated to teacher certifi cati on requi rements. I n thd r fifth year, they 
enrol I i n a f ul I -year i nternshi p and compl ete graduate- 1 evd prof essi onal studi es that make them 
d i gi bl e for teacher certifi cati on and the master's of educati on degree 
For detai I ed i nformati on about these secondary educati on program opti ons, contact the Offi ce of 
Student Servi ces, 1204 B enj ami n B ui I di ng . 



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College Honors Program 

U ndergraduate teacher educati on maj ors meeti ng certai n schol asti c requi rements may parti ci pate i n 
tneCollegeof Education Honors Program The objective of this program is to examine the field of 
educati on at I eve! s of depth and breadth that go beyond that provi ded by any one teacher preparati on 
sequence. The program consi sts of three components: group, cross-di sci pi i nary, and i ndi vi dual 
study. The Honors Program represents an excel lent spri ngboard for teacher candidates with 
aspi rati ons to go on to graduate school . For further i nformati on contact Dr. Chri sty Corbi n, 1117H 
Benj arri n B ui I di ng, 301-405-7793. 

Approved Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

The Col lege sponsors chapters of Phi Delta Kappa; theTeacher Education Association of M aryland 
Students (TEA M S), a state/nati onal educati on associ ati on; the Col I ege of Educati on Student 
Assembly, a student governance organization; and Kappa Delta Pi, an honor society in educati on. 
The Mary McLeod Bethune Society is a pre- professional organization concerned with minority 
issues and educati on. Student Educators of Young Children (SEYC) is a student organization 
sponsored by the M aryland Association for the Education of Y oung Chi Idren (M DAEY C), an 
affiliate of the National Associ ati on for the Educati on of Young Children (NAEYC). A chapter of 
the Counci I for Excepti onal Chi I dren i s open to teacher candi dates i n Sped al Educati on. 

The PI an of Organi zati on for the Col I ege of Educati on cal I s for undergraduate student epresentati on 
on both the Col lege of Education Assembly and Col lege Senate These organizations assume a 
critical role i n pol icy development for the Col lege of Education. The Assembly meets at least once a 
year during the fall semester for its annual meeting. Senate meetings typically occur once a month 
duri ng the f al I and spri ng semesters. N i ne f ul I -ti me undergraduates are d ected as voti ng members 
of the Col I ege Assembly. The chair of the Undergraduate Student Assembly also serves as a voting 
member of tneCollegeof Education Assembly. Of the nine Assembly merrbers, one is elected to 
serve as a del egate to the Col I ege of Educati on Senate For further i nformati on about the Col I ege 
Assembly or Senate, contact the Office of Student Services, Room 1204 Benj ami n. 

I n several departments there are i nf ormal organi zati ons of students. Students shoul d contact the 
i ndi vi dual departments or, i n the case of Col I ege- wi de groups, the Student Servi ces offi ce, for 
addi ti onal i nformati on regardi ng these organi zati ons. 

Financial Assistance 

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers all types of federal, state and institutional 
f i nanci al assi stance programs and, i n cooperati on wi th other uni versi ty offi ces, parti ci pates i n the 
awardi ng of schol arshi ps to deservi ng students. For i nformati on ( i ncl udi ng detai I s regardi ng 
TEACH grants), visit: www.fi nanci al ai d. umd.edu . 

I n addition, contributions from the Col I ege of Education Alumni and Friends have made it possible 
to award a number of $1,000 schol arshi ps to deservi ng teacher educati on candi dates each acaderri c 
year. These awards are based on the f ol I owi ng criteri a: 

• academic performance 

• financial need 

• leadership and contributions to the field of education or 
commitment to potenti al I eadershi p i n the f i d d of educati on 



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• encouragement of a diverse and multicultural community 

Schol arshi p appl i cati ons may be obtai ned i n the Off i ce of Student Servi ces ( 1204 B enj arri n) . 
A ppl i cati ons al so are avai I abl e on-l i ne 

http://www.education.umd.edu/studenti nfo/undergraduatej nfo/schol arshi pshtml 

For more i nf ormati on about the Col I ege of Educati on Schol arshi ps, i ncl udi ng deadl i nes and 
appl i cati on materi al s, contact the Off i ce of Student Servi ces ( 1204 B enj arri n) . 

Awards 

Maryland Teachers of Premise Program 

Each year, the Col I ege identifies five to seven of its most promising gifted pre-service educators, 
who are seni ors and who pi an to teach i n the state of M aryl and. These i ndi vi dual s become part of a 
sd ect group of outstandi ng pre-servi ce and veteran teachers parti ci pati ng i n a mentor-prot®)® 
program and educati onal I nstitute As part of the program each teacher candi date i s pai red with an 
award- wi nni ng veteran teacher mentor (Teacher of the Y ear, M i I ken N ati onal Educator, B I ue 
Ri bbon School M aster Teacher, etc.), who provides guidance and support duri ng the transition 
peri od i nto teachi ng. For more i nf ormati on about thi s program contact Dr. Kathy A ngd etti , 
Assistant Dean (kangd@umd.edu). 

Student Engagement and Service Units 

Student Services Office 

1204 B enj anri n B ui I di ng, 301-405-2344 
www.education.umd.edu/studenti nfo 

The Student Servi ces Of f i ce provi des acaderri c advi si ng for educati on maj ors regardi ng admi ssi on, 
ori entati on, regi strati on, graduati on, and certi f i cati on. I nf ormati on about the Praxi s assessments and 
the Col I ege of Educati on Schol arshi ps al so i s avai I abl e i n Student Servi ces. 

Educational Technology Services 

0234 B enj arri n B ui I di ng, 301-405-3611 

Educati onal Technol ogy Servi ces hd ps the Col I ege advance the effecti ve use of technol ogy i n 
support of student I earni ng. The Center provi des a range of technol ogy and medi a resources and 
servi ces to faculty and students. The Center al so offers prof essi onal devd opment courses, 
technol ogy pi anni ng, consul ti ng assi stance, and other outreach servi ces to educators and pol i cy 
makers throughout the state and region. A number of research, devd opment, and demonstration 
acti vities i n educational technology also are conducted through the Center's grants and contracts with 
federal, state, and private funding sources. 

Career Center 

3100 Hornbake Library; 301-314-7225 

www.CareerCenter. umd.edu 

The E mpl oyment Regi strati on Program (TE RP) i ncl udes j ob I i sti ngs i n pri vate and publ i c school s 

and i nstituti ons of hi gher I earni ng, on-campus i ntervi ews with i n-state and out-of-state school 

systems, and resume referral to empl overs i interested i n hi ri ng educati on maj ors. I nf ormati on and 

appl i cati ons from school systems throughout the country, j ob search publ i cati ons, and vari ous 

empl oyment di rectori es al so are avai I abl e i n the Career Center. 



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A. J AMES CLARK SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING (ENGR) 

3110 J eong H . K i m E ngi neeri ng Buildi ng, 301-405-8335 

www.eng.umd.edu 

Dean: Darryll Pines 

Associate Dean(s): William Fourney, Peter Kofinas, Alison Flatau 

The CI ark School , I ocated i n cl ose proxi mity to many of the federal agenci es and tech corporati ons 
that hd p shape the f i d d of engi neeri ng, offers students excepti onal opportuniti es to prepare for and 

I aunch rewardi ng careers and hd p make the worl d a better pi ace. 

We combi ne ri gorous cl assroom I earni ng wi th i ni ti ati ves that I et students appl y concepts through 
hands-on work, i ncl udi ng the autonomous hovercraft proj ect i n freshman year and capstone courses 
i n j uni or and seni or years; numerous rati onal and i nternati onal engi neeri ng competiti ons i n whi ch 
the school i s consi stenti y successful ; and extensi ve i nternshi p opportuni ti es. 

We offer students the chance to engage i n cutti ng-edge research, whether i n the many I abs run by 
prorri nent faculty members i n state-of-the-art faci I iti es, or with potenti al empl overs i n nearby federal 
research I abs and corporati ons. Research enabl es students to di g deeper i nto thd r maj ors or expl ore 
new areas of possi bl e i nterest. 

E ntrepreneurshi p i s a key characteri sti c of C I ark School students, and the school offers rati onal I y 
recogni zed I i vi ng- 1 earni ng programs to hd p students understand and begi n the process of tech 
company f ormati on. The school mai ntai ns a strong program to I i nk students wi th counterparts i n the 
Smith School of Business. 

With one of the rati ones most active chapters of Engi neers Without Borders, Clark School students 
can apply thd r ski I Is and energies in the service of I ess fortunate people all around the world. 
Servi ce opti ons cl oser to home are avai I abl e through the many student sod eti es, al ternati ve spri ng 
breaks and targeted i ni ti ati ves started by f d I ow students. 

I I i s thi s range of opportuni ti es that makes the C I ark School so val uabl e to tal ented, ambi ti ous 
students who want a deeper uni versi ty experi ence. We encourage you to expl ore further by vi si ti ng 
www.ena.umd.edu . 

Admission Requirements 

Di rect Admissions Requi rements 

Admission to the Clark School of Engi neeri ng is I i mi ted. Appl icants are reviewed and wi 1 1 be 
admitted di recti y on a competitive basis. Evaluation is based on high school grades, standardized 
test scores, acti vi ti es, I eadershi p and demonstrati ons of potenti al to succeed. A n appl i cant may appl y 
to any of the maj ors offered withi n the School . A n appl i cant al so has the opti on of enteri ng as an 
U ndeci ded E ngi neeri ng maj or and wi 1 1 typi cal I y choose a degree program i n the f i rst year. 
Academic Benchmarks 

Four Year Plan 

The Clark School of E ngi neeri ng has expectations and policies designed to promote the success of 
i ts students and to ensure ti md y progress to the degree. A student, i n consul tati on wi th thd r 
departmental advi sors, i s requi red to devd op an i ndi vi dual pi an f or ti md y compl eti on of hi s/her 



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degree program The pi an wi 1 1 be revi ewed by the student and hi s/her advi sor on a regul ar basi s and 
revised, if necessary, as i ndi vidual ci rcumstances change U nder normal ci rcumstances, a student is 
expected to compl ete hi s/her degree requi rements i n no more than four years. 

Benchmarks 

Di rectiy admitted freshmen wi 1 1 be subject to an academic review at the end of the semester i n 
whi ch they attai n 45 U ni versi ty of M ary I and credi ts. I n order to successful I y compl ete the revi ew, 
students must have an overal I G PA of at I east 2. and have compl eted E N E S 100, F undamental 
Studi es E ngl i sh, one D i stri buted Studi es Course from the H umani ti es or Sod al Sci ences, and the 
following sequence of Gateway requirements: MATH 141, PHYS 161, and CHEM 135, or CHEM 
271 with a grade of C- or better. 

Only one repeat of a single course to the set of Gateway courses, either at the University of 
M ary I and or at any other uni versi ty or col I ege, wi 1 1 be consi dered to meet the revi ew requi rements. 
A course i n whi ch a grade of W (withdrawn) i s earned i s counted as an attempt. Students who f ai I to 
meet these requirements by the semester in which they attain 45 University of Maryland credits may 
be di srri ssed from the CI ark School and may not reappl y. Di srri ssed students may appeal i n writi ng 
di recti y to the A ssoci ate Dean for U ndergraduate Aff ai rs i n the C I ark School . 

Each academic program has recommended progress. 

Transfer Admission 

Di rect Admissions Requi rements 

PLEASE NOTE: Admission Requi rements will change beginning in Spring 2014. PI ease contact the 
School of E ngi neeri ng for further i nf ormati on. 

For the Fal I 2013, i nternal and external transfer students wi 1 1 be di rectiy admitted to the Clark 
School if they meet the Gateway requirements, MATH141, PHYS 161, CHEM113, CHEM135or 
CHEM 271 with a grade of C- or better, have compl eted Fundamental Studies English, have 
compl eted at I east one H umani ti es or Sod al Studi es course, and have aminimumcumulativeGPA 
of 3. i n al I col I ege- 1 evd coursework, and who have not previ ousl y been adnri tted to the C I ark 
School of Engineering. Only one repeat of a single course to the set of Gateway courses, dther at the 
University of Mary I and or at any other university or col I ege, will be consi dered to meet the review 
requi rements. A course i n which a grade of W (withdrawn) is earned is counted as an attempt. 
Students shoul d wai t unti I al I gateway requi rements are compl ete before appl y i ng for adnri ssi on to 
the School . 

For the spri ng 2014 and beyond, i nternal and external transfer students wi 1 1 be di rectiy admitted to 
the CI ark School if they meet the Gateway requirements, MATH 141 with a B-, PHYS 161 with a B-, 
CHEM 113 or CHEM 135 or CHEM 271 with a grade of C- or better, have completed Fundamental 
Studi es E ngl i sh, have compl eted at I east one H umani ti es or Sod al Studi es course, and have a 
rri ni mum cumul ati ve G PA of 3. i n al I col I ege- 1 evd coursework, and who have not previ ousl y been 
admitted to the CI ark School of E ngi neeri ng. Onl y one repeat of a si ngl e course to the set of 
Gateway courses, d ther at the U ni versi ty of M aryl and or at any other uni versi ty or col I ege, wi 1 1 be 
consi dered to meet the revi ew requi rements. A course i n whi ch a grade of W (withdrawn) i s earned 
i s counted as an attempt. Students shoul d wai t unti I al I gateway requi rements are compl ete before 
appl yi ng for admi ssi on to the School . 

Appeal Process 



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All students denied admission to the Clark School may appeal the decision i n writi ng di rectiy to the 
Associ ate Dean of U ndergraduate Affai rs i n the CI ark School . External transfer students who are 
deni ed adrri ssi on to the U ni versi ty may appeal to the Off i ce of U ndergraduate A dmi ssi ons of the 
University. 

Special Note 

For the Spring 2014 semester, studentswith a previous B.A. or B.S. degree will be admitted to the 
Clark School of Engi neeri ng with a rri ni mum GPA of 3.0 i n al I col lege-levd coursework and a 
completion of M ATH140, M ATH141 with a B-, CHEM 113 or CHEM 135 or 271 with a C-, and 
PHY S 161 with a B-, or hi gher i n each. Post-baccal aureate students must meet al I transfer 
adrri ssi on requi rerrents. 

Engineering Transfer Programs 

M ost of the community col I eges i n M aryl and provi de one- or two-year programs whi ch have been 
coordi nated to prepare students to enter the sophomore or j uni or year i n engi neeri ng at the 
University of M aryl and. These curricula are identified as Engi neeri ng Transfer Programs i n the 
catal ogs of the sponsori ng i nstituti ons. The vari ous associ ate degree programs i n technol ogy do not 
provi de the preparati on and transferabi I ity i nto the degree curri cul a as the desi grated transfer 
programs. A maxi mum of one-half of the degree credits (approxi matdy 60 semester hours) may be 
transferred from a two-year community col I ege program 

There may be some courses which are not offered by the schools parti ci pati ng i n the Engi neeri ng 
Transfer program Students shoul d i nvesti gate the f easi bi I ity of compl eti ng these courses i n summer 
school at the University of Maryland before starting their junior course work in the fall semester. 

Undergraduate Decree Requi rernarrt^Decj-ee Options 

Structure of E ngi neeri ng C urri cul a: Courses i n the normal curri cul um or program and prescri bed 
credit hours I eadi ng to the degree of Bachel or of Sci ence (with curri cul um desi gnati on) are outi i ned 
i n the sections descri bi ng each department i n the Clark School of Engi neeri ng. No student may 
modify the prescri bed number of hours without sped al perm ssi on from the Dean of the School . The 
courses i n each curri cul um may be d assif i ed i n the f ol I owi ng categori es: 

1. Courses i n the General Educati on Program 

2. Courses in the physical sciences, mathematics, chemistry, and physics. 

3. Rd ated techni cal courses, engi neeri ng sci ences and other courses approved for one curri cul um 
but offered by another department. 

4. Courses i n the maj or department. A student shoul d obtai n written approval for any substituti on of 
courses from the department chai r and the Dean of the School . The courses i n each engi neeri ng 
curriculum as classified bdow, forma sequential and devdopmental pattern in subject matter. I n 
thi s respect, curri cul a i n engi neeri ng may differ from curri cul a i n other col I eges. Some regul ati ons 
whi ch are general I y appl i cabl e to al I students may need d ari f i cati on for purposes of orderl y 

adrri ni strati on among engi neeri ng students (see the Acaderri c Regul ati ons i n chapter 4) . M oreover, 
the C I ark School of E ngi neeri ng establ i shes policies whi ch suppl emert uni versi ty regul ati ons. 

School Regulations 

1. The responsi bi I ity for proper regi strati on and for sati sfyi ng stated prerequi sites for any course 
must rest with the student as does the responsi bi I ity for proper achi evement i n courses i n whi ch the 
student i s enrol I ed. Each student shoul d be f ami I i ar with the provi si ons of thi s catal og, i nd udi ng the 



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A cadenri c Regul ati ons. 

2. Requi red courses i n mathemati cs, physi cs, and cherri stry have hi ghest pri ority. It is strongl y 
recommended that every engi neeri ng student regi ster for mathemati cs and cherri stry or mathemati cs 
and physi cs each semester unti I the student has f ul I y sati sf i ed requi rements of the C I ark School of 
Engi neeri ng i n these subjects. 

3. To be eligible for a bachelor's degree in the CI ark School of Engineering, a student must have an 
overal I cumul ati ve grade poi nt average of at I east a 2. 0, a C- or better i n al I engi neeri ng degree 
requi rements including: BIOE, BSCI, CHBE, CMSC, ENXX, ENSPandGEOL. Students 
matriculatingtoUM inthefall of 2012 or after must also have a 2.0 cumulative GPA intheirmajor 
courses, rri nor courses or cl asses used to sati sfy certifi cate programs. 

4. I n additi on to the requi remert for a C- or better i n al I engi neeri ng, CM SC, and degree 

requi rements, al I students who begi n col I ege- 1 evd work, ei ther at the U ni versi ty of M ary I and or any 
other i nstitution i n the Spri ng 2005 semester or later, must receive a grade of C- or higher i n al I 
technical courses (eg. mathematics, physics, etc) used to satisfy major requirements. 

5. A course taken at U M i n whi ch a grade has been earned may not be repeated vi a transfer from 
another institution. 

6. Students in the CI ark School of Engi neeringmust have a rri nimum 2.0 University of Maryland 
GPA to enrol I i n courses at another institution. 

7. A 1 1 students are requi red to compl ete a number of general educati on courses and must f ol I ow the 
university's requi rements regardi ng completion of the General Education Program Consult the 

A cadenri c Regul ati ons secti on of thi s catal og for addi ti onal i nf ormati on. E ngi neeri ng students who 
began college-level work (either at the University of Maryland or at other institutions) during the 
Fal 1 1989 semester or I ater are requi red to compl ete a j uni or-l evd techni cal writi ng course, 
ENGL393, regardless of thd r performance i n freshman English classes. This represents a School 
policy, not a University- wide policy. 

8. A 1 1 degree programs i n the C I ark School of E ngi neeri ng requi re a rri ni mum of 120 credi ts pi us 
satisfaction of all department, School, and University general education program requirements. 
Students shoul d be aware that for al I currenti y exi sti ng engi neeri ng programs the total number of 
credits necessary for the degree exceeds 120 by some number that depends on the specif i c maj or. 

C urri cul a f or the vari ous engi neeri ng departments are gi ven i n thi s catal og to i 1 1 ustrate how the 
programs can be completed i n four years. These curricula are rigorous and rdati vdy difficult. 
Surveys have shown that only about one-thi rd to one- half of the students actual ly reed ve an 
engi neeri ng degree i n four years. The maj ority of students (whether at M aryl and or at other 
engi neeri ng school s rati onwi de) compl ete the engi neeri ng program i n f our and one- hal f to f i ve 
years. 1 1 i s quite f easi bl e for a student to stretch out any curri cul urn thi s may be necessary or 
desi rabl e for a vari ety of reasons. H owever, students shoul d seek competent advi si ng i n order to 
ensure that courses are taken i n the proper sequence. 

A 1 1 students are urged to compl ete a seni or audi t usi ng Degree N avi gator and revi ew wi th thd r 
departmental advi sor at I east two semesters pri or to graduati on. The purpose of the seni or audit i s to 
di scuss acaderri c progress and corf i rm that graduati on requi rements are bd ng compl eted. 

Departments and Degrees 

The Clark School of Engi neeri ng consists of dght academic departments and offers the degree of 



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Bachelor of Science in thefol lowing fields of study: A erospace Engineering, Bi ©engineering, 
Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Fire 
Protect] on E ngi neeri ng, M ateri al s Sci ence and E ngi neeri ng, and M echani cal E ngi neeri ng. A 1 1 of the 
above programs are accredi ted by the E ngi neeri ng A ccredi tati on Comnri ssi on of A B ET, 
www.abet.org. Ill Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, M D 21202-4012, telephone (410) 
347-7700. 

F reshman-Sophomore Years 

The freshman and sophomore years i n engi neeri ng are desi gned to I ay a strong f oundati on i n 
mathemati cs, physi cal sci ences, and the engi neeri ng sci ences upon whi ch the student wi 1 1 1 ater 
devd op a prof essi onal program duri ng the upper di vi si on (j uni or and seni or) years. D uri ng the f i rst 
two years, students are i ntroduced to the concepts of engi neeri ng desi gn and work i n 
multidi sci pi i nary teams. The School course requi rements for the freshman and sophomore years are 
similar for al I students, regardl ess of thei r i ntended acaderri c program, thus afford ng the student 
maxi mum f I exi bi I i ty i n choosi ng a sped f i c engi neeri ng sped al i zati on. 

Engineering Sciences 

E ngi neeri ng Sci ence courses represent a common core of basi c materi al offered to students of 
several different departments. A 1 1 freshman and sophomore students of engi neeri ng are requi red to 
takeENES 100. Other ENES courses, 102, 220, 221, and 232 are specified by the different 
departments or taken by the student as decti ves. The responsi bi I ity for teachi ng the engi neeri ng 
sci ence courses i s di vi ded among the engi neeri ng departments. I n addi ti on to the core courses noted 
above, several courses of general i nterest to engi neeri ng or non-engi neeri ng students have been 
gi ven ENES desi gnati ore. See the L i st of A pproved Courses i n chapter 8 for further descri pti ons of 
these courses. 

Freshman Curriculum 

See i ndi vi dual department requi rements i n the Departments and M aj ors secti on of thi s si te E nteri ng 
freshman math pi acement i s deterrri ned sol d y by performance on the U ni versi ty math pi acement 
exam and not on the M ath SAT score. Placement i n MATH 115 or lower wi 1 1 delay by a semester 
d i gi bi I ity to take certai n engi neeri ng courses. 

SophomoreYear 

N o I ater than the sophomore year, a student shoul d sd ect an academi c degree program (A erospace, 
Bioengi neeri ng, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Fire Protection, Mechanical, or Materials 
Sci ence and E ngi neeri ng) and thi s department assumes the responsi bi I i ty f or the student's academi c 
gui dance, counsd i ng, and program pi anni ng from that poi nt unti I the compl eti on of the degree 
requi rements of that program as wd I as the School . For the specif i c requi rements, see the curri cul um 
listing in each engi neeri ng department. 



Advising 

Advi si ng i s mandatory for al I students i n the CI ark School . Advi si ng for freshmen and undeci ded 
engi neeri ng students i s provi ded by the Off i ce of U ndergraduate Advi si ng and Acaderri c Support, 
I ocated i n Room 1131 GI enn L . M arti n Hal 1 , 301-405-9973, and i s avai I abl e by appoi ntment 



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M onday through Friday from 8:30 am to 4:30 p.m Wal k-i n advisi ng is also avai lable at specific 
ti mes duri ng the week. A ppoi ntments for other hours can be made by sped al request. Students with a 
decl ared engi neeri ng maj or shoul d seek advi si ng from thei r academi c department. Refer to the 
individual program for additional information. 

Minors 

Engineering Leadership Development 16 credits. Preparing engineering students for life-long 
I eadershi p rol es i n educati on, i ndustry, and government i s the goal of the rri nor i n engi neeri ng 
I eadershi p devd opment. The rri nor wi 1 1 compl emert the techni cal ski 1 1 s and knowl edge students 
acqui re duri ng thei r academi c careers to better prepare them for I eadershi p and col I aborati ve rol es i n 
thei r prof essi onal futures. Students may earn the rri nor and a notati on on thei r off i ci al transcri pt by 
completing coursework which focuses on communication, global awareness, project management, 
understanding oneself and working effectively with others. Contact the rri nor advisor, Ramsey 
J abaj i ( rjabaji@umd.edu ). or vi sit the web at www.ilp.umd.edu for more i nformati on. 

I nternaticnal Engineering: 15 to 18 credits. I n addition to a strong engi neeri ng background, there 
i s a need for engi neers with cross-cultural experi ence and f orei gn I anguage abi I iti es. Students may 
earn the minor by completing a course in International Business Cultures for Engineering and 
Technology, a Global Studies M i nor Program signature course, and additional courses i n language, 
cul ture studi es, or i nternati onal I y rd ated studi es, pi us an engi neeri ng experi ence abroad. Contact the 
rri nor advi sor, Ramsey J abaj i (rjabaji(5)umd.edu ). or vi sit the web at www.ilp.umd.edu for more 
i nformati on. Students who fulfill rri nor requi rements wi 1 1 reed ve a notati on on thd r off i ci al 
transcript. 

Nanoscience and Technology: 15 credi ts. Expl osi ve growth i n the f i d d of nanometer seal e sci ence 
and technol ogy ( N S&T) has I ed i n the past few years to many technol ogi cal advances i n devi ces and 
materi al s structured at the nanometer seal e. The I nterdi sci pi i nary M i nor Program of Study i n 
N anosci ence and Technol ogy i s i ntended to prepare parti ci pad ng students for a career i n thi s rapi dl y 
devd opi ng f i d d. Thi s program draws upon the consi derabl e experti se i n nanosci ence at the 
University of Maryland, in derailments distributed among two schools: TheClark School of 
E ngi neeri ng, and tine Col I ege of Computer, M athemati cs and N atural Sci ences. Students take courses 
in Fabrication/Synthesis and Characterization, which emphasize the experi mental side of NS&T, as 
wd I as F undamental Sci ence and Sped al i zati on E I ecti ves, whi ch teach the underl yi ng pri nci pi es 
and di recti ons, and i nd ude underl yi ng theory and the motivations for NS&T. Visit the web site 
www, nanocenter. umd.edu/educati on/nano_rri nor/nano_rri nor, php for more i nformati on. 

Nuclear E ncjneering: 15 credits. The need for engi neers with knowl edge of nud ear engi neeri ng 
topi cs wi 1 1 grow si gni f i canti y i n the corn ng years, wi th new nud ear pi ants bd ng pi anned, exi sti ng 
pi ants conti nui ng operati on, and i ncreasi ng i ndustri al and medi cal uses of radi ati on sources. The 
rri nor i n N ud ear E ngi neeri ng provi des an engi neeri ng student wi th an understandi ng of nud ear 
engi neeri ng and i ts appl i cati on to many di ff erert f i d ds, such as power generati on, reactor operati on, 
and i ndustri al uses. Students i n the rri nor wi 1 1 1 earn the fundamental s of nud ear reactor engi neeri ng, 
radi ati on i nteracti ons and measurement, power pi ant desi gn concepts, and reactor safety and ri sk 
assessment. The rri nor is open to any student in the Clark School of Engineering. Contact Dr. G.A. 
Pertmer ( pertmer@umd.edu) for further i nformati on. Students who f ulf i 1 1 mi nor requi rements wi 1 1 
reed ve a notati on on thd r off i ci al transcri pt. 

Project Management 15 credits. A basic understandi ng of project management is becorri ng 
i ncreasi ngi y i mportant for engi neers. Such knowl edge enabl es them to contri bute i mmedi atd y to 
empl overs, and to advance thd r careers. I n additi on to a strong engi neeri ng background, there i s 



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si gnif i cart need for engi neers to understand the fundamental s of managi ng proj ects i n order to 
effecti vd y parti ci pate as members of proj ect teams. Students who successful I y compl ete nri nor 
requirements will receive a notation on their official transcript. Contact Dr. QingbinCui, Project 
Management Mi nor Advisor (cui@umd.edu) or visit the web site 
http://pm umd.edu/paae php?i d=642 

Technology Entrepreneur ship: 15 credits. The M i nor i n Technology Entrepreneurs!! p prepares 
students for I aunchi ng successful technol ogy ventures and bri ngi ng I if e-changi ng products and 
servi ces to market. The nri nor devd ops the entrepreneur! al mi nd-set and f uncti onal ski 1 1 sets of 
students to i improve thd r ability to create, I aunch, and manage technol ogy ventures. Students earn 
the nri nor by compl eti ng coursework which focuses on entrepreneurial opportunity analysis, 
marked ng hi gh-technol ogy products, strategi es for managi ng i nnovati on, and i nternati onal 
entrepreneurs!! p and i nnovati on. For detai I s and contact i nf ormati on, vi sit 
http://www. nrtech. uird.edu/educate/mi nor/ . 

Living-Learning Programs 

Flexus The Dr. Marilyn Barman Pol lans Women in Engineering Living & Learning 
Community 

Women i n Engi neeri ng Program 

0110 Easton Hall/1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall 

301-405-6610/301-405-3931 

Director: Paige Smith 

The Women in Engi neeri ng Living & Learning Community (WIE LLC) is open to any first-year 

female engineering student with an interest in promoting gender diversity in thefidd of engineering. 

Students who compl ete the f i rst year of the program are i nvited to parti ci pate i n a second year. The 

program seeks to promote community among f i rst and second year engi neeri ng students committed 

to gender di versi ty i n the f i d d and to provi de encouragement and support for acadenri c and 

professional success by: 

1. i ntroduci ng students to women mentors and rol e modd s; 

2. offering professional and personal devd opment opportunities; 

3. hd pi ng students make connecti ons with peers i n engi neeri ng and 

4. rd nf orci ng i important techni cal ski 1 1 s needed to succeed i n engi neeri ng. 

The components of this I i vi ng and learni ng community i ncl ude a one credit semi nar course, course 

cl usteri ng, resi denti al housi ng on a common f I oor i n Easton H al I and resources provi ded i n the 

residence hall. Participants will al so have the opportunity to work closdy with Virtus: aLivingand 

Learni ng Community for Success i n Engi neeri ng 

Virtus A Living and Learning Community for Success in Engineering 

Successful Engi neeri ng Education and Devd opment Support Program 

0110 Easton Hall/1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall 

301-405-6610/301-405-3936 

Coordi nator: Tamara Fuller 

V i rtus provi des f i rst-year mal e engi neeri ng students access to an engi neeri ng based I i vi ng and 

I earni ng envi ronment. The pri mary goal of V i rtus i s to promote communi ty among f i rst and second 

year engi neeri ng students and to provi de support for acadenri c and prof essi onal success. L i vi ng i n 

Easton H al I , parti ci pants wi 1 1 be i introduced to a di verse range of mentors and rol e modd s and 

offered professional and personal devd opment opportunities. I n addition to a common residence 

f I oor, the components of thi s I i vi ng and I earni ng communi ty i ncl ude a one credi t semi nar, course 

cl usteri ng, and resources provi ded i n the resi dence hal I . Parti ci pants al so have the opportunity to 



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make connections with peers i n engi neeri ng and work closely with Flexus: the Dr. M ari lyn Berman 
Pol I ans 1 Women i n E ngi neeri ng L i vi ng and L earni ng Communi ty . V i rtus i s funded through the 
N ati onal Sci ence F oundati on's Sci ence, Technol ogy, E ngi neeri ng, and M athemati cs Tal ent 
Expansion Program (STEP, Award#0969232). 



College Park Scholars- Science, Technology, and Society 

1125 Cumberland Hall 

301-405-0527; http://www.sts.umd.edu 

Di rector: Dr. Davi d Tombl i n 

Co-sponsored by the CI ark School of Engineering, the Science, Technology and Society (STS) 
program is one of 11 1 i vi ng-learni ng programs offered by the Col lege Park Scholars Program This 
2-year program for academi cal I y tal ented freshmen and sophomores wd comes al I maj ors, who I i ve 
together i n C hestertown H al I . I n smal I courses, students exarri ne the ways that sod al processes 
shape sci enti f i c research and technol ogi cal devd opment, and conversd y, the ways that sci ence and 
technol ogy shape sod ety. Students I earn and practi ce ski 1 1 s of group work, peer revi ew, publ i c 
speaki ng, and academi c wri ti ng, whi ch serve them wd I i n maj or- rd ated courses. Outsi de the 
classroom students vol unteer as science demonstrators, tour nearby research laboratories, and 
mentor chi I dren i n roboti cs at several publ i c school s i n Pri nee George's County. Students are abl e to 
earn credit by completi ng i nternshi ps, vol unteeri ng to promote STEM , or becomi ng teachi ng 
assistants. STS program activities build community, cultivate leadership, connect coursework with 
real worl d needs, prepare students to seek i nternshi ps, and hd p students to thri ve i n col I ege 



College Honors Program 

Students in the A. J amesClark School of Engineering may participate in the University's Honors 
College, College Park Scholars, Gemstone, the Clark School Honors Program and/or departmental 
honors programs (see the i ndi vi dual department secti on for detai I s) . 

Clark School Engineering Honors Program 

The Clark School offers an Engi neeri ng Honors Program that provides d igi ble students the 
opportuni ty to pursue an enri ched program of studi es that wi 1 1 broaden thd r perspecti ves and 
i ncrease the depth of thd r knowl edge. E ngi neeri ng students meeti ng al I of the f ol I owi ng cri teri a are 
d igi ble to apply: 

1. U pper fourth of engi neeri ng j uni ors and seni ors; 

2. J uni or standi ng or 60 appl i cabl e credits; 

3. Completion of at least one semester at UMCP. 

The requi rements for compl eti ng the program are as f ol I ows: 

1. A n H onors Research Proj ect whi ch often can be used as a techni cal d ecti ve, a wri tten report, and 
an oral presentati on to a f acul ty pand of the E H P; 



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2. Successful completion of both Engineering Honors Seminars (ENES 480 and ENES 481, one 
credit hour each); 

3. M ai ntenance of a GPA to remai n i n the upper thi rd of the cl ass. 

For more i nformation see http://www.eng.urrri.edu/current/honors-prc)gram 

Approved Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

Professional Societies 

Each of the engi neeri ng departments sponsors student chapters or student secti ons of a nati onal 
engi neeri ng society. The student chapters sponsor a variety of activities i ncl udi ng technical 
meetings, social gatherings, and School or University service projects. All students are strongly 
encouraged to j oi n one or more of these chapters. 

These organizations are American Helicopter Society-I nti .: American I nstitute of Aeronautics and 
Astronautics: American Ceramic Society; American I nstitute of Chemical Engineers; American 
N ucl ear Soci ety; A meri can Sod ety of C i vi I E ngi neers; A meri can Soci ety of H eati ng, Ref ri gerati on, 
and Air Conditioning Engineering; American Society of Mechanical Engineers; ASM International; 
Black Engi neers Soci ety; Engi neers Without Borders; I nstitute of Electrical and Electronics 
Engineers; Materials Engineering Society; Materials Research Soci ety; Minerals, Metalsand 
M ateri al s Soci ety; Soci ety of A si an E ngi neers; Soci ety of A utomoti ve E ngi neers; Soci ety of 
Biological Engineers; Society of Fire Protection Engineers; Society of Hispanic Engineers; Society 
of M anufacturi ng Engi neers; and Society of Women Engi neers. 

Honor Societies 

The Clark School of Engi neeri ng and each of the engi neeri ng departments sponsor honors societies. 
N orri nati ons or i nvi tati ons for membershi p are usual I y extended to j uni or and seni or students based 
on schol arshi p, servi ce, and/or other sd ecti ve cri teri a. Some of the honors organi zati ons are 
branches of national societies; others are local groups: Tau Beta Pi (College Honorary); AlphaNu 
Si gma ( N ucl ear E ngi neeri ng); A I pha Si gmaMu (Materials Science Engineering); Chi Epsilon (Civil 
Engineering); Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical and Computer Engineering); Omega Chi Epsilon (Chemical 
Engineering); Pi Tau Sigma (Mechanical Engineering); Salamander (Fire Protection Engineering); 
and Si gma Gamma Tau (Aerospace Engineering). 

Financial Assistance 

The CI ark School offers schol arshi ps to tal ented undergraduate engi neeri ng students. Thi s i s a 

competi ti ve schol arshi p program wi th schol arshi ps awarded for meri t. F i nanci al need and a vari ety 

of other factors may al so be consi dered. N ew freshmen are automati cal I y consi dered for most C I ark 

School schol arshi ps. C urrent and new transfer students must compl ete the onl i ne schol arshi p 

appl i cati on by M ay 31st for best consi derati on. V i si t the websi tewww. ursp. umd.edu/schol arshi ps/i ncte 

www.ui^p.urnd.edu/scholarshi ps/i ndex.html for more i nf ormati on. 

The Benjamin T. Rome Scholarship is a f ul l-ride schol arshi p awarded to a new freshman student 

each year. The Rome Schol arshi p covers al I expenses (tuiti on and fees, room and board) pi us a book 

al I owance and a sti pend. The award i s renewabl e for up to three additi onal years provi ded the 

red pi ent mai ntai ns good acadenri c standi ng and makes progress toward an engi neeri ng degree 

The Herbert Rabin Scholarship i s awarded to one or two enteri ng freshman students each year 



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based on merit. The Rabi n Scholarshi p, i n conj unction with other university scholarshi ps, covers 
tuiti on and fees, and room and board. The award i s renewabl e for three additi onal years provi ded the 
red pi ent i s an undergraduate engi neeri ng student, mai ntai ns good acaderri c standi ng and makes 
progress toward an engi neeri ng degree. 

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OFSA) administers all types of federal, state, and institutional 
f i nanci al assi stance programs and, i n cooperati on wi th other U ni versi ty offi ces, parti ci pates i n the 
awardi ng of schol arshi ps to deservi ng students. For more i nformati on, vi sit: 
www.financialaid.umd.edu . 

Research Units 

Undergraduate Research Programs 

U ndergraduate research programs al I ow qual if i ed undergraduate students to work with research 
I aboratory di rectors i n derailments, thus gi vi ng students a chance for a uni que experi ence i n 
research and engi neeri ng desi gn. Proj ects i n engi neeri ng al I ow undergraduate students to do 
i independent study under the gui dance of faculty members i n an area of mutual i nterest. For more 
i nformati on, contact the department. 

Student Engagement and Service Units 

Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Support 

1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall, 301-405-9973 
Di rector: J enna Dolan 
www.eng.umd.edu/advising 

The Offi ce of U ndergraduate A dvi si ng and Acaderri c Support Offi ce provi des a broad vari ety of 
servi ces to assi st students duri ng thei r col I egi ate careers. I ndi vi dual advi si ng may focus on a number 
of student rd ated i ssues i ncl udi ng: schedul e pi anni ng, course sd ecti on, uni versi ty policy 
interpretations, career choices, social and personal adjustments, as wdl as identification and support 
for students with specif i c acaderri c concerns. The offi ce al so provi des ori entati on to new 
students, cl ears students for graduati on, and i s i nstrumental i n hd pi ng students process 
administrative forms. The staff works closdy with other campus offi ces to identify resources that 
address the vari ous needs of our students. 

Engineering Co-op and Career Services 

1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall, 301-405-3863 
Director: Hddi Sauber 
CareerEngr@umd.edu. www.coop.eng.umd.edu 

Whether its to wi re robots i n a car plant, monitor a waste water management project, or reformulate 
cough syrup for a pharmaceuti cal company, the E ngi neeri ng Co-op and Career Servi ces Offi ce 
assi sts students i n f i ndi ng cooperati ve educati on ( co-op) and i nternshi p posi ti ons i n pri vate i ndustry 
and the government. Students may work f ul I -ti me or part-ti me duri ng the f al I , spri ng and/or summer 
semesters. Co-op and i nternshi p posi ti ons compl ement cl assroom I earni ng and provi de students the 
opportunity to gain professional levd experience, build mentoring rdationships, integrate theory 
arid practi ce, corf i rm career choi ces, and hd p f i nance thd r educati on. 

The first step in the application process is to attend an orientation session that focuses on 

i nternshi p/co-op search strategi es. After writi ng a resume and havi ng it criti qued by our offi ce, 

students are gi ven perrri ssi on to upl oad thd r resume i nto our database of engi neeri ng j obs and 



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on-campus i rtervi ews. To assi st students i n thd r search we offer a wi de vari ety of workshops on 
topi cs such as eff ecti ve resumes, i rtervi ew strategi es, prof essi onal i sm, career f ai r preparati on, sal ary 
negoti ati on, and advanced j ob search techni ques. Our website I i sts the current schedul e of 
workshops. I n addi ti on, students have the opportuni ty to meet empl overs by parti ci pati ng i n our 
career f ai rs, empl oyer i nf ormati on sessi ons, and sped al j ob search presentati ons conducted by 
engi neeri ng recrui ters. V i si t our websi te for more i nf ormati on: www.coop.ena.umd.edu . 

Officeof I nterrational and Leadership Programs 

1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall, 301-405-3857 
D i rector: J aneF. Fines 
www.ilp.umd.edu 

The Off i ce of I nternati onal and Leadershi p Programs i s responsi bl e for devd opi ng i nternati onal and 
I eadershi p opportuni ti es for engi neeri ng students. Servi ces i ncl ude advi si ng students study i ng 
abroad, advi si ng students completi ng the rri nors i n I nternati onal Engi neeri ng and Engi neeri ng 
Leadershi p Devd opment, devd opi ng faculty- 1 ed programs abroad, advi si ng the B reakaway 
Program (alternative spring break service program), and leadership devd opment programs for 
engi neeri ng students. 

Undergraduate Recruitment 

1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall, 301-405-0287 
Coordinator: Mr. BrukBerhane 
www.ursp.umd.edu 

The Office of Undergraduate Recruitment is responsible for outreach and new student recruitment 
acti vi ti es i n the A . J aires C I ark School of E ngi neeri ng. Servi ces i ncl ude undergraduate recrui tment, 
meeti ng wi th prospecti ve students, provi di ng K - 12 outreach acti vi ti es, and adrri ni steri ng the C I ark 
School 's schol arshi p program for new students. 

TheCenter for Minorities in Science and Encp neeri ng 

1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall, 301-405-3878 

Director: Rosemary L. Parker 

www.cmseumd.edu 

The Center i s dedi cated to i ncreasi ng the enrol I mart and graduati on rates of Af ri can A meri can, 
H i spani c, and N ati ve A meri can students maj ori ng i n engi neeri ng. The Center provi des a compl ete 
package of servi ces desi gned to assi st students from pre-col I ege through compl eti on of the PhD . 
Servi ces i ncl ude acaderri c advi si ng, tutori al assi stance, schol arshi p i nformati on, the B RI DGE 
Program the BRI DGE to the Doctorate Fd lowshi p, outreach programs, job i nformati on and support 
of student organizations. 



Women in Engineering Program 

1131 Glenn L. Martin Hall, 301-405-3931 

Di rector: Pai ge E .Smith 
www.wie.umd.edu 



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The Women in Engineering Program (Wl E) Program is dedicated to increasing the enrol I merit, 
retenti on, and graduati on rates of f emal es i n the School , as wd I as i dentifyi ng and addressi ng thi s 
group's unique needs. The Program provides a comprehensive set of i nitiati ves designed to 
encourage and assi st women students to become successful prof essi onal engi neers. 

Servi ces offered i ncl ude research and teachi ng f d I owshi ps, i nf ormati on I i stserv, websi te, I i vi ng and 
learni ng community, f i rst year peer mentori ng program workshops on careers, outreach programs, 
speakers, student advisory board, and support of women engi neeri ng organizations. 



Engineering I nfot m ation Teehndocyes(E IT) 

2125J.M. Patterson Building 

301-405-3885 

Executi ve D i rector: J i m Zahni ser < zahni ser(a)umd.edu > 

www.dt.umd.edu 

K eepi ng pace wi th the I atest devd opments i n the area of i nf ormati on technol ogi es worl dwi de, the 
C I ark School of E ngi neeri ng provi des a state of -the-art computi ng envi ronmert that wi 1 1 be the 
standard for engi neers i n the years ahead. Facul ty and students have access to computer workstati ons 
with a wi de range of engi neeri ng software and technol ogy enabl ed cl assrooms with the I atest 
presentati on capabi lities. I n addi ti on, E I T provi des access and support on the I atest tool s and 
servi ces for onl i ne col I aborati on, presentati on technol ogi es, and i nf rastructure servi ces. 

Distance Education Technology and Services 

2125J .M. Patterson Bldg, 301-405-4907; Fax: 301-314-9639 

Assistant Director: Marty Ronning, 301-405-4899 

www.det5.umd.edu 

Di stance Educati on Technol ogy and Servi ces, DETS, provi des di stance educati on technol ogy and 
support service to the A. James CI ark School of Engineering and the UMCP campus. Weserveover 
1000 students per year by provi di ng graduate and undergraduate courses i n engi neeri ng and other 
rd ated f i d ds. I n addi ti on, we al so provi de techni cal , servi ces to the campus such as vi deo 
conf erenci ng, vi deo capturi ng, satd I ite servi ces and more 



COLLEGE OF INFORMATION STUDIES, Mcryfcrid'siSchool (INFO) 

4105 Hornbake Building, 301-405-2033 
www. i school . umd.edu 
Dean: J ennifer J . Preece 

Whi lethe Col lege does not currently have an undergraduate major, it offers a I i rrited number of 



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courses at the undergraduate I evd . These courses are suggested for students wi shi ng to devd op 
ski 1 1 s i n I ocati ng, anal yzi ng, and eval uati ng i nf ormati on and those seeki ng to I earn more about career 
opportuniti es i n the i nf ormati on f i d d. 



THE PHILIP MERRILL COLLEGE OF J OURNALISM (J OUR) 

1100 Knight Hall, 301-405-2399 
www.merrill.umd.edu 
Dean: Lucy Dal glish 

A ssoci ate Dean(s) : I ra C hi noy, 01 i ve Rd d 
Assistant Dean(s): Emily Hartz, Anne Martens 

Professors: L. Dalglish (Dean and Prof), M . Fddstdn (Richard Eaton Chair), K. Klose (Prof), S. 
M od ler (Prof and Di r. I international Center for M edia and the Publ ic Agenda), S. Oates (Prof and Sr. 
Scholar), C. Rogers (Prof Of Practice), G. Solomon (Prof Of Practice and Dir. Povich Center for 
Sports Journal ism), L. Stdner, C. Stepp 

Associate Professors: I . Chi noy (Associate Prof and Associate Dean), C. Hanson, E. Zanot 
Assistant Professors: K. Chadha (Asst Prof and Dir. Media, Sdf & Society, CP Scholars), R. Yaros 
Lecturers: C. ClaytonJ. Drizin (Dir. Journal ism Center on Children and Families), A. Flynn(Dir. 
CNS Washington Bureau, Lecturer), C. Harvey (Dir. I nternships and Career Development, 
Lecturer), D. Huffman (Baltimore Sun Distinguished Lecturer), S. Katcef, R. Lorente(Dir. CNS 
Annapolis Bureau), S. Mussenden (Dir. CNS College Park Bureau, Lecturer), D. Ndson (Senior 
Lecturer), R. Rieder (Editor and Sr. VP American Journal ism Review, Lecturer), B. Swain 
Professors Emeriti: M. BeasleyJ . Franklin, D. Gomery, E. Roberts 

Visiting Faculty: S. Banisky (Abdl Prof inBaltimoreJournalism), K. Blackistone (Povich Chair in 
Sports Journal ism), L. Walker (Visiting Prof in Digital Innovation) 

The Major 

The Phi I i p M erri 1 1 Col I ege of J ournal i sm prepares students for careers i n newspapers, magazi nes, TV 
news, newsl etters and onl i ne j ournal i sm outi ets. The undergraduate j ournal i sm program cul nri nates 
inaB.A. degree in journal ism 

The col lege is f ul ly accredited by the Accrediti ng Counci I on Education i n J ournal ism and M ass 
Communications. 

Students I earn i n col I ege programs such as Capi tal N ews Servi ce, a dai I y wi re servi ce i n Washi ngton 
and Annapolis, U MTV, a cable station operated by the college, and the American J ournal ism 
Revi ew, the nati on's I eadi ng medi a magazi ne. 

Students majoring in journal ism take approximatdy one-third (42 credits) of thdrtotal coursework 
i n the Phi I i p M erri 1 1 Col I ege of J ournal i sm J ournal i sm courses are desi gned to provi de students wi th 
a worki ng knowl edge of the tool s and concepts they wi 1 1 need to perform as top-f I i ght prof essi onal 
communicators. 

The remai ni ng two-thi rds (80 credits) of undergraduate coursework consi sts of a vari ety of other 
subjects such as history, economics, government, sociology and psychology. This exposure 
acquai nts students with fundamental probl ems and i ssues they wi 1 1 encounter i n thd r careers. Withi n 
these credits, journal ism students must choose a "Concentration" (a core of advanced work i n a 
substantive fidd) to establish competency in a specialized area of knowl edge they will beableto use 



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as professionals. 
Prog-am Obj actives 

About the College 

The Phi I i p M erri 1 1 Col lege of J ournal ism is widely considered one of the best journal ism programs 
i n the nati on, bl endi ng a rri x of pri ze- wi nni ng j ournal i sts, communi cati on schol ars and nati onal I y 
recogni zed prof essi onal programs. The school 's rri ssi on i s si mpl e to produce the best possi bl e 
j ournal i sts for I eadi ng newspapers, magazi nes, TV , radi o and onl i ne news out] ets. Recent graduates 
are editors, reporters and producers atThe New York Times, Washington Post, CBS, Los Angeles 
Times, CNN, America Online and many of the nation's other top news organizations. 

Located I ess than 10 rri I es from the news capital of Washi ngton, students parti ci pate i n i nternshi ps 
duri ng the academic year atThe Washington Post, The (Baltimore) Sun, CNN, and a wide array of 
Washi ngton news bureaus. I n the summer, students i ntern at top news organi zati ons around the 
country. Broadcast news students produce and anchor a 30- rri nute nightly news show that reaches 
more than 400, 000 househol ds i n suburban Washi ngton on the Col I ege-operated U M TV stati on, and 
multi- platform students work on M aryland Newsl i ne, a pol itical and public policy Web-based news 
magazi ne. A dvanced students enrol I in Capital N ews Servi ce, an i ntensi ve f ul I -ti me reporti ng 
program i nWashi ngton, A nnapol i s and Col I ege Park. Students al so parti ci pate i n some of the 
school 's many prof essi onal programs, i ncl udi ng A meri can J ournal i sm Revi ew, a nati onal magazi ne 
publ ished six ti mes a year, and thej ournal ism Center on Chi Idren & Farri I ies. 

College Mi ssi on Statement 

The Col I ege seeks to be the nati on's preerri nent prof essi onal school i n its f i d d, a model for others i n 
i ts i ntegrati on of schol arl y work and prof essi onal practi ce. A s we enter a new century, i t aspi res to 
I ead i n the uses and study of new technol ogi es to i improve understandi ng and performance i n our 
f i d ds. I ts rri ssi on i s to educate uni versi ty students at the undergraduate, master's and doctoral I evd 
wi thi n a I i beral arts context, prepari ng them for careers i n j ournal i sm and schol arl y work and 
teachi ng i n these f i d ds; to d evate the standards of prof essi onal practi ce; and to advance the qual i ty 
of public lifethrough knowledge of public issues, i ncl udi ng those rdated to the role in a democratic 
society. 

Pro-am Learning Outcomes 

1. Demonstrate the abi I ity to research, write, report and edit rd evant news stori es acceptabl e by a 
professional newsourJet. 

2. U nderstand the hi story of j ournal i sm be farri liar with coverage of di verse groups i n sod ety 
and I earn the rol e of j ournal i sts i n sod ety. 

3. U nderstand the ethi cal gui dd i nes and practi ces that govern the prof essi on and the I egal 
i mpl i cati ons and consi derati ons that i rif orm the prof essi on. 

4. Demonstrate the abi I i ty to appl y tool s, concepts and technol ogy appropri ate for the 
presentati on of i mages and i nf ormati on i n the prof essi on. 

5. Conduct research and eval uate i nf ormati on by methods appropri ate to the prof essi on. 

6. Apply basic numerical and statistical concepts. 

Special Advantages and Facilities 

The M erri 1 1 Col I ege i s home to many uni que programs and opportuniti es avai I abi e to undergraduate 
students: 



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UMTV: B roadcast j ournal i sm students study and I earn at U M TV , the col I ege-owned cabl e TV 

station that houses state-of-the-art equipment, including DVCPro, Avid and ENPS systems used in 

the f i d d today. Students begi n thei r broadcast educati on from the rfirst semester at the Col I ege, 

vol unteeri ng as crew members for programs produced under the gui dance of renowned broadcast 

faculty members. 

Capital News Service the college's Capital News Service operates news-editorial and 

multi- platform bureaus i n Annapol is, Washi ngton, D.C, Col lege Park, a dai ly television newscast, 

and an onl i ne news magazi ne. CN S provi des students with real -I if e reporti ng experi ences coveri ng a 

beat, devd opi ng sources, generati ng story i deas and writi ng on deadl i ne under the supervi si on of a 

faculty editor. 

Real-World Experience Students take thd r educati on out of the cl assroom and i nto the real worl d. 

U si ng i nternshi ps, student medi a and i n-cl ass reporti ng, our students dont j ust I earn why, but how. 

The col lege is located just outside Washi ngton, D.C, the nation's capital, and the country's a ghth 

I argest medi a market. 

Top-Notch Faculty The M erri 1 1 Col I ege i s home to i nternati onal I y renowned j ournal i sts and medi a 
schol ars. Courses are al so taught by worki ng j ournal i sts who serve as adj unct professors. 

Access to Centers of J ournal ism Study: The Merrill Col I ege is home to nine centers for journal ism 
study and prof essi onal devd opmert. U ndergraduates have opportuniti es to i nteract with these 
programs. I nternshi ps are avai I abl e for students at two of these centers. Students can write and 
research topi cs i mpacti ng the f i d d at A meri can J ournal i sm Revi ew, one of two rati onal publ i cati ons 
that cover the j ournal i sm i ndustry. Students can al so i ntern at the J ournal i sm Center on C hi I dren & 
Families. 

Technology for the" Real World" : Students use the same technologies used by professional 
journal i sts and media special i sts. From the latest i n non-1 i near editi ng systems, to updated 
technol ogi es for di gital art and pagi rati on, every undergraduate wi 1 1 have access to the hardware and 
software used by prof essi onal s i n td evi si on and radi o producti on, vi sual j ournal i sm onl i ne news 
and medi a communi cati on. 

Admission Requirements 

J ournal ism is a Limited Enrol I ment Program (LEP). See the A dmissi ons section in chapter 1 for 
general LEP admission policies. 

Freshman Admission and the45-C redit Review 

First-time entering freshmen will gain admission to the Philip Merrill Col I ege of J ournal ismdi recti y 
from high school on an avai I able basis. Early application is encouraged. Freshmen admitted to the 
program wi 1 1 have access to the necessary advi si ng through their initial semesters to hd p them 
deterrri ne i f J ournal i sm i s an appropri ate area for thd r i nterests and abilities. A caderri c and career 
advi si ng i s provi ded to j ournal i sm students throughout thd r acaderri c career by qual i f i ed acaderri c 
counsd ors and the Col I ege's faculty. 

F reshmen who are adrri tted di recti y to J ournal i sm wi 1 1 be subj ect to a performance revi ew by the 
ti me they have compl eted 45 credits. To meet the provi si ons of the revi ew, these students must 
complete (1) The two, first-year Fundamental Studies courses: ENGL 101 and mathematics; (2) at 
I east nine credits of DistributiveStudiescoursework, (3)JOUR 201 with a grade of C- or higher 
(JOUR 181, ENGL 101ANDJOUR 200 are prerequisites for J OUR 201); and (4) a minimum 
cumul ati ve G PA of 2. 0. Students must prove grammar ski 1 1 s competency through attai nmert of a 
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JOUR 181. Students who do not meet these requirements will not be allowed to continue in the LEP 
and wi 1 1 be requi red to sd ect another maj or. I n additi on freshmen are expected to compl ete J OU R 
200 by the end of thei r f i rst year. 

Transfer Admission 

These requi rements apply to new transfer students to the U ni versity as wd I as on-campus students. 

N ote N o more than 12 transfer credi ts of communi cati ons courses from an accredi ted j ournal i sm 
program may be approved by the Col I ege to be appl i ed toward the degree. Transfer students who 
wi sh to reed ve credit for J OU R 201 based on work done i n a non-accredited j ournal i sm program 
must pass a prof i ci ency exam 

I n order to be admitted to J ournal i sm transfer students wi 1 1 be requi red to meet the f ol I owi ng set of 
gateway requirements: (1) The two, first-year Fundamental Studies courses: ENGL 101 and 
mathematics; (2) at least nine credits of Distributive Studies coursework, (3)JOUR 201 with a grade 
of C- or higher OUR 181, ENGL 101 andj OUR 200 are prerequisites for J OUR 201); and (4) 
attai nment of a 2.8 G PA for al I col lege-levd work attempted. 

Appeals 

Students who are unsuccessful i n gai ni ng adrri ssi on to J ournal i sm at the freshman or transfer I evd , 
and bd i eve they have extenuati ng or sped al ci rcumstances that shoul d be consi dered, may appeal i n 
writi ng to the Off i ce of U ndergraduate Adrri ssi ons. The student wi 1 1 be notif i ed i n writi ng of the 
appeal decision. 

Students adrri tted to J ournal i sm as freshmen that do not pass the 45-credi t revi ew but bd i eve they 
have sped al ci rcumstances that shoul d be consi dered, may appeal di recti y to the Col I ege. 

For further i nf ormati on, contact The Col I ege's Student Servi ces off i ce at 301-405-2399. 

Requirements for the Major 

Effective for students matriculating Fall 2012 or later. (Student matriculating before Fall 2012 
shoul d contact an advi sor about requi rements) . 

Students are requi red to earn a mini mum of 122 credits. Accredited j ournal i sm programs requi re 
maj ors to compl ete successful I y approxi matd y two-thi rds of thd r coursework i n areas other than 
journal ism and communi cati on. The Phi I i p Merrill Collegeof J ournal ism at the University of 
M aryl and adheres to thi s nati onwi de pol i cy. In practi cal terms, thi s means that of the 122 rri ni mum 
credi ts requi red for graduati on, a j ournal i sm student must take 42 credi ts i n j ournal i sm ( numbered 
100 or above) . Of the remai ni ng 80 credits, a rri ni mum of 65 must be earned i n I i beral -arts 
designated courses. 

The Philip Merrill Col I ege of J ournal ism stipulates that 57 of the total credits must betaken in 
upper-levd courses (courses nurrbered 300-499). 

Requi red courses for al I j ournal i sm maj ors, whether pri mary or secondary maj or: 

I .Jour nalism requirements outside the Col I ege 

Students must compl ete the f ol I owi ng I i beral arts coursework compl ementi ng the uni versi ty 's 
general education requirements. For the university's general education requirements, consult the 
General Educati on program i n the current U ndergraduate Catal og. 

• Abstract thi nki ng ski I Is requi rement (ni ne credits) 



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1. One three-credi t stati sti cs course from the f ol lowing list: 

BIOM 301, BMGT 230, CCJ S 200, ECON 321, EDMS 451, GEOG 306, HLTH 300, 
PSYC 200, SOCY 201, STAT 400 or a more advanced statistics course. 

2. A rri ni mum of si x credi ts through one or a combi nati on of the f ol I owi ng opti ons. Shoul d 
a student choose to combi ne the opti ons, at I east one I anguage course must be at the 
intermediate level: 

• Language up to two courses with at I east one course at the i ntermedi ate I eve! and 
no more than one course at the i ntroductory I eve! . ( H i gh school equi val ency does 
not sati sf y thi s requi rement. ) 

• M ath/Stati sti cs/Computer Sci ence up to two courses 

• Any mathematics (MATH) course numbered 111 or higher. 

• Any computer science (CM SC) course 

• Public Speaking: one course from COM M 100, 107, 200, or 230. 

• H i story: one course from H I ST 200 or 201. 

• Behavioral or Social Science one course from A NTH 260; PSYC 100 or 221; SOCY 100 or 
105. 

• Economics: one course from ECON 200 or 201. 

• Government and Politics: one course from GVPT 100 or 170. 

• Supporting Area: Four upper-level (numbered 300 or higher) courses for a minimum of 12 
credits in a supporting field (cannot be in Communication). 

I I . J ournalism course requirements 

•J OUR 200: History, Roles and Structures (three credits) 
•J OUR 201: News Writing and Reporting (three credits) 

• J OU R 203: Multi medi a Reporti ng (three credits) 
•JOUR 300: Ethics (three credits) 

• J OU R 352: Onl i ne J ournal i sm (three credits) 
•J OUR 396: Supervised I nternship (two credits) 

• J OU R 400: Law of M ass Communi cati on (three credits) 
•J OUR 470-479: Media Research (three credits) 

• J ournal i sm Capstone Experi ence (three credits) 

• J ournal i sm Capstone Col I oqui um B usi ness of J ournal i sm (one credit) 

SPECIALIZATIONS (15 credits) 

MULTI -PLATFORM: 

J OU R202: News Editi ng (three credits) 

J OU R320: News Writi ng and Reporti ng 1 1 (three credits) 

J OUR321-3890neJ ournal ism Ski I Is Electives (three credits) 

Electives within J ournalism (six credits) 

BROADCAST: 

J OUR262: Broadcast Field and Studio Production (three credits) 

J OUR360: Broadcast News Writing and Reporting I (three credits) 

JOUR361: Broadcast News Writing and Reporting II (three credits) 

Electives within J ournalism (six credits) 

III. Specific J ournalism Requirements 

• Completion of J OUR 201: Students must completej OUR 201 with a "C-" or higher. Consult 
the U ndergraduate Catal og or onl i ne Schedul e f or a I i st of prerequi sites and restri cti ons for 
journal ism courses. 

• "C" Requirement: Students must earn a "C-" or better inj OUR 201 and J OUR 202/262 prior 



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to taki ng any courses for whi ch they serve as a prerequi site 

Placement in Courses 

E nrol I ment i n J OU R 201 requi res proof of grammar competency through the attai nment of at I east a 
C- in J OUR 181 or a score of 80 or higher on the grammar diagnostic exam completion of ENGL 
101 with at least a C- and completion of J OUR 200 with at least a C-. 

Advising 

The Off i ce of Student Servi ces provi des acaderri c advi si ng to j ournal i sm maj ors on an appoi rtment 
basis. It isl ocated at 1100 K ni ght H al I . The phone number i s 301-405-2399. 

Living-Learning Programs 

College Park Scholars Media, Self & Society 

CPS in Media, Self and Society Director: Dr. Kalyani Chadha 

Co-sponsored by the Phi I i p M erri 1 1 Col I ege of J ournal i sm the M edi a, Self and Sod ety Program i s 
one of the I i vi ng/l earni ng programs offered by the Col I ege Park Schol ars Program Thi s two-year 
program for i ncorri ng freshmen i s desi gned to gi ve students the opportuni ty to undertake a cri ti cal 
exarri nati on of medi a organi zati ons, i nsti tuti ons and practi ces as wd I as gai n practi cal experi ence 
through i nvol vement i n a media-rdated activity of thei r choice. For more i information, seethe 
Col I ege Park Schol ars Program secti on i n thi s catal og. 

Honors Prog-am 

A I though no departmental honors program current] y exi sts wi thi n the Col I ege, acaderri cal I y 
outstanding students are recognized through Kappa Tau Alpha, thej ournal ism academic honor 
society. 

Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

The col I ege sponsors student chapters of the Sod ety for Prof essi onal J ournal i sts and the N ati oral 

Association of Black Journalists. These organizations provide students with opportunities to practice 

ski 1 1 s, establ i sh sod al rd ati onshi ps with other students both on and off campus, and meet and work 

wi th prof essi onal s i n the f i d d. 

For i nf ormati on on the organi zati ons I i sted, contact the Student Servi ces Off i ce, 1100 K ni ght H al I , 

301-405-2399. 

Financial Assistance 

The Col I ege i s committed to enrol I i ng the most qual if i ed students, regardl ess of abi I ity to pay. 
Toward that end, the Col I ege through donor-sponsored awards gives approxi matdy $100,000 
annual I y i n schol arshi ps to undergraduates. A ddi ti onal I y, the U ni versi ty awards schol arshi ps and 
f i nanci al ai d i nd udi ng I ow-i nterest I oans, grants and work-study opportuni ti es. 

Sources for I ncorri ng Students 

AIM ncorri ng freshman are automati cal I y consi dered for schol arshi ps granted by the Col I ege. 

Baltimore Sun Diversity in Journalism Scholarship- Established by the Times Mirror Foundation, 
thi s non-renewabl e award i s granted to an i ncorri ng freshman with hi gh acaderri c achi evement i n 



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high school and wide-rangi ng cultural and economic background, who resides i n the Balti more Sun's 
circulation area. 

FrankR. Cormier White House Correspondents' Association Scholarship - Established in 1991 by 
the Whi te H ouse Correspondents' A ssoci ati on, thi s award was renamed i n 1994 to honor the memory 
of Frank R. Cormier, who for two decades exempl if ied the best qual i ties of White House 
correspondents with a bl end of genti eness, humor and prof essi onal i sm that endeared hi m to the 
readers of hi s di spatches for The Associ ated Press. Thi s renewabl e schol arshi p i s awarded to an 
i ncorri ng freshman from Washi ngton, D . C . or Pri nee George's County, M ary I and on the basi s of 
financial need. 

Wi 1 1 i am Randol ph H earst Schol arshi ps - Establ i shed i n honor of Wi 1 1 i am Randol ph H earsFs 82nd 
bi rthday, these are among the col I ege's fi rst schol arshi ps. A limited number of non- renewabl e 
awards are granted to outstandi ng M aryl and hi gh school students adrri tted to the Phi I i p M erri 1 1 
Col I ege of J ournal i sm 

WilliamC. H uffrran Schol arshi p- This fund was establ i shed by Di ana L. Huffman, the Balti more 
Sun Distinguished Lecturer at Merrill College, in honor of her father, Dr. WilliamC. Huffman 
(1910-1988), and his commitment to education and philanthropy. This renewable scholarship is 
awarded to i ncorri ng freshmen at the Phi I i p M erri 1 1 Col lege of J ournal ism who are i n good academic 
standi ng and remai n so throughout the term of the award, demonstrate f i nanci al need, and are 
resi dents of Washi ngton, DC or Pri nee George's County, M aryl and. Students are d i gi bl e to re-appl y 
for the award i n subsequent years as I ong as they sti 1 1 qual ify for the award criteri a. 

Sources for C ur rent Students 

Students are sd ected on a basi s of need, merit, donors' i ntent or a combi rati on of these factors. 
Bdow is a sdection of schol arshi ps students may apply for: 

Fred I., EdnaO. and Fred J. Archibald Scholarship 

Paul Berg Diamondback Scholarship 

B onni e B ernstd n '92 J ournal i sm Schol arshi p 

J ohn Story Cleghorn and Nona Reese C leghorn Scholarships 

Reese C I eghorn Excd I ence i n J ournal i sm Schol arshi ps 

J . Theodore Crown, Sr. andJosephT. Crown, J r. Scholarship 

Ral ph C rosby J ournal i sm Excd I ence A ward 

E ntravi si on Communi cati ons B roadcast J ournal i sm Schol arshi p 

M arjorie Ferguson-Benjarri n Hoi man Schol arshi p 

Carol H orner J ournal i sm Schol arshi p 

K. Christopher Houston '85 Scholarship 

J ay J ackson Schol arshi p 

Tom K unkd J ournal i sm Excd I ence Schol arshi p 

M aryl and- Dd aware- DC Press Associ ati on Scholarship 



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F rank Qui ne and M ary E 1 1 en Doran-Qui ne J ournal i sm Schol arshi p 

Stanl ey E . Rubenstei n M emori al J ournal i sm Schol arshi p 

J oseph R. Slevi n Award 

Washi ngton Exam ner J ournal i sm Schol arshi p 

Ri chard W. Worthi ngton J ournal i sm Schol arshi p 

Sources for Current SturientsTraveling Abroad 

H i ebert J ournal i sm I nternati onal Travel Award 

Gene Roberts A ward 

For more i nformati on, and eligibility requi rements, vi sit 
http://www. merri 1 1 . umd.edu/undergraduate/schol arshi ps 

Other Sources 

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers all types of federal, state and institutional 
f i nanci al assi stance programs and, i n cooperati on wi th other uni versi ty off i ces, parti ci pates i n the 
awardi ng of schol arshi ps to deservi ng students. For i nformati on, vi sit: www.financialaid.umd.edu 

The National Scholarships Office is committed to helping students of the University of Maryland 
i denti f y, appl y for, and wi n rati onal schol arshi ps and f d I owshi ps i n thei r pursui t of hi gher 
educati on. We al so hd p students f i nd research opportuniti es i n thd r f i d ds of study. 

Awards and Recognition 

Maryland-Delaware-District of Columbia Press Association Top Nevus-Editorial Student 

- A warded annual I y to an outstandi ng news-edi tori al j ournal i sm student at the M ay commencement. 
A separate award i s al so gi ven to the top broadcast j ournal i sm student and top mul ti medi a 
journal ism student. 

J ulieGalvan Outdancing Campus Member Award - The Sod ety of Prof essi onal J ournal i sts 

chapter sd ects one graduate i n j ournal i sm who i s outstandi ng i n hi s or her d ass on thebasisof 

character, servi ce to the communi ty, schol arshi p, prof i ci ency i n practi cal j ournal i sm and si gni f i cant 

contributions to thdrSPJ chapter. 

Kappa Tau Alpha Top Scholar Award - Awarded at each commencement to the j ournal i sm 

student earni ng the hi ghest academi c achi evement for al I undergraduate study. 

Kappa Tau Alpha National Honor Society - The top ten percent of the j ournal i sm graduati ng 

d ass i s i nducted i nto thi s rati onal organi zati on each commencement. 

Fiddwork Opportunities 

Internships 

Supervised internships are essential. Chris Harvey isthe Director of thej ournalism I nternship 
Program 1100A Knight Hall, 301-405-2796. 

Professional Experience Opportunities 

Capital Newsservice 



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Capital News Service is a student- powered news organization run by the Phi I i p M erri 1 1 Col lege of 
J ournal ism For two decades, we have provided deeply reported, award- wi nni ng coverage of issues 
of i import to M aryl anders. 

With bureaus i n Col lege Park, Annapol is and Washi ngton run by professional journal ists, we del i ver 
news i n multi pie multi media formats via partner news organizations, a desti nation Web site, a 
ni ghti y on-ai r td evi si on newscast and affi I i ated sod al medi a channel s ( i nd udi ng T wi tter and 
Facebook) . We provi de breaki ng news coverage, i n-depth i nvesti gati ve and enterpri se j ournal i sm, 
and serve as a I aboratory for students to test and devd op i nnovati ve new methods of reporti ng and 
td ling stories. 

UMTV 

For students i nterested i n broadcast news, opportuniti es to gai n experi ence with cabl e news 
programs are presented withi n the curri cul um and by vol unteeri ng at the campus td evi si on stati on, 
UMTV. 

Student-Run Campus Media Outlets 

Students can gai n broadcast news and sports reporti ng experi ence through the campus radi o stati on, 

WM UC. There are numerous student-run publ ications on campus. These i nd ude, The 

Di amondback, an i independent dai I y newspaper that appears i n pri nt and onl i ne. The 

Di amondback i s one of the most-read campus dai I i es i n the nati on. A mong the many campus 

publ i cati ons there are I iterary rragazi nes and newspapers of i nterest to sped al popul ati ons. These 

include the Ed ipse, Black Explosion, The Publ icA si an, Mitzpeh and Unwind! magazine. 



SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH (SPHL) 

2242 SPH Building, 301-405-2438 

www.sph.umd.edu 

DeanJaneE. Clark 

Associate Dean(s): DushankaKldnman, Sandra C rouse Qui nn 

Assistant Dean(s): Coke Farmer 

The School of Publ ic Health provides preparation leadi ng to the Bachdor of Science degree i n the 
following professional areas: Kinesiology, Community Health, Family Science and Public Health 
Sci ence. I n addi ti on, each department offers a wi de vari ety of courses for al I uni versi ty students. 
These courses may be used to f ulf i 1 1 the general education requi rements and as decti ves. 
Programs combi ni ng servi ce and i nstructi on are provi ded by the C hi I dren's H eal th and 
Devdopmental Clinic (see KNES 389E) and the Adult Health and Devdopmental Program (see 
HLSA 287). 

Special Advantages and Facilities 

The Friedgen Family Student Lounge, located in the SPH Building is availablefor use by all 
students in the col lege between 7 am and 10 p.m. Access is through the student ID card. Seethe 
Di rector of Faci lities in 3310 SPH B I dg if you do not have access. The Student Servi ce Center, 
2242C SPH , has study areas and computers avai I abl e to SPH students from 8: 00 am - 4: 30 pm 
dai I y . Occasi onal I y, avai I abi I i ty and access are I i rri ted due to d asses and student programs. 



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Undergraduate Degree Requi rernents/Decp-ee Options 

The School of Public Health offers the baccalaureate in the following fields of study: Physical 
Education, Kinesiology, Community Health and Family Science. The degree of Bachelor of Science 
i s conferred upon students who have met the conditi ons of thei r curri cul a as herd n prescri bed by the 
School of Public Health. 

The School of Publ ic Health also offers a baccalaureate degree i n Publ ic Health Science. This is a 
science-based program for 3rd and 4th year students. The program isoffered exclusively at the 
Shady Grove campus. For more i information please refer to www.sph.umd.edu/phs/. 

Each candi date for a degree must f i I e a formal appl i cati on with the Records Offi ce accordi ng to the 
schedul ed deadl i nes f or the and ci pated semester of graduati on. 

Advising 

Atthetimeof matri cul ati on and first registration, each student will meet with trie departmental 
U ndergraduate D i rector who wi 1 1 act as the student's advi sor. A ddi ti onal I y, athl etes and al I students 
on probati on or di srri ssal have mandatory advi si ng and are seen by advi sors i n the Student Servi ce 
Center. 301- 405-2357. 

Departments and Centers 

The School is composed of several centers, departments and i nstitutes. The Centers for 

Health Equity, Health Literacy, Prevention Research, Aging, Health Behavior Research and Young 

Adult H ealth and Devd opment offer multi pi e opportuniti es for students to engage with faculty 

mentors i n funded research proj ects. The f ol I owi ng departments offer maj or programs that I ead to a 

Bachd or of Sci ence degree 

Department of Behavioral and Community Health 

Department of Family Science 

Department of K i nesi ol ogy 

Publ i c H ealth Sci ence (at the Shady Grove campus) 

Living-Learning Programs 

Global Public Health Scholars Living and Learning Community 

The School of Publ ic Health offers a Global Publ ic Health Scholars program withi n the Col lege Park 
Scholars Living and Learning Communities; For more information please refer to 
www.scholars.umd.edu. 

College Honors Prog-am 

Phi Alpha Epsilon. Honorary Society of the School of Public Health. The purpose of this 
organization is to recognize academic achievement and to promote professional growth by 
sponsori ng acti vi ti es i n the f i d ds of physi cal educati on, ki nesi ol ogy, f ami I y sci ences, communi ty 
health, and rdated areas. 

Students qual i f y for membershi p when they attai n j uni or standi ng i n ki nesi ol ogy, f ami I y sci ences, or 
community health, and have a rri ni mum overal I average of 3.5 and a mini mum of 24 credits at the 
University of Maryland, College Park. For additional information, pi ease contact the Student 
Service Center, 301-405-2357. 



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Financial Assistance 

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OFSA) administers all types of federal, state, and institutional 
f i nanci al assi stance programs and, i n cooperati on wi th other U ni versi ty offi ces, parti ci pates i n the 
awardi ng of schol arshi ps to deservi ng students. For more i nf ormati on, vi sit: 
www.financialaid.umd.edu 

Awards 

Awards within the School of Public Health include the Jerry P. Wrenn Scholarships, the Nod 
Myricks Endowed Scholarship, the Ned Gaylin Endowed Scholarship, thej eanette Spier Beavers 
M emori al Schol arshi p the A ndrew B i 1 1 i ngsl ey E ndowed Schol arshi p, the Davi d H yde Schol arshi p, 
the Doris Sands Schol arshi p, the Qui nn Schol arshi p, the Al ice M organ Love Schol arshi ps, NASPE 
Major of the Year Award, EDA/AAPHERD Outstanding Future Professionals A wards, the Dean's 
Seni or Schol ars A wards and the F ral ey A ward. 

Research Units 

Center on Agng 

Chair and Professor: Dr. Laura B. Wilson 
www.sph.umd.edu/hlsa/AGI NG/ 

The Center on Agi ng, as part of the Department of Health Services Adnri ni strati on (a graduate 
program) , sti mul ates and supports agi ng- rd ated acti vi ti es wi thi n exi sti ng departments, col I eges, and 
schools throughout all of the various institutions of the University System of Maryland. The Center 
coordi nates the Graduate Gerontology Certificate (master's and doctoral levds), the university's f i rst 
approved graduate certificate program The Center assists undergraduate and graduate students 
i interested i n the f i d d of gerontol ogy and hd ps them to devi se educati onal programs to meet thd r 
goals. It is a research center worki ng i n health and aging policy, I ifdong learni ng and civic 
engagement, disability and aging, behavioral and social aspects of aging, and health serviceddivery 
systems. It also conducts community education programs, assists faculty in pursuing research 
acti vi ti es i n the f i d d of agi ng, conducts conferences on adul thood and agi ng- rd ated topi cs, provi des 
on- and off-campus techni cal assi stance to practiti oners who serve ol der adults and sponsors the 
University of Maryland Osher Lifdong Learning Institute, Legacy Leadership Institutes, the 
University of Maryland Retirees Association, and Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs 
International (RSVPI). 

HerscheJ S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy 

The Herschd S. Horowitz Center for Health Literacy has been establ ished to address the major 
public health problem of poor health I iteracy and its effect on health outcomes. This is the nation's 
Ti rst academi c based health I iteracy center and i s devoted to i mprovi ng health through the I if espan 
with emphasi s on cl osi ng the health di spariti es gap. Research i s needed to establ i sh the nature of the 
casual rd ati onshi ps between and among the vari ous factors i ncl udi ng culture and sod ety, educati on 
systems, heal th systems and heal th outcomes and costs to devd op eff ecti ve i nterventi ons and heal th 
policy. The Center was established with a generous giftfrom Alice Horowitz and her family. 

Maryland Center for Health Equity 

The M aryland Center for Health Equity is designed to address issues connected with health 
disparities. The emphasis is on creating effective change from the levd of the individual to issues at 
the macro policy I evd . The Di rector i s Dr. Stephen Thomas. For more i nformati on, pi ease contact 



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the Center at 3302E, School of Public Health Building, 301 405-8859. 
Student Engagement and Service Units 

Student Service Center 

1304 School of Public Health Building, 301-405-2753 

www.sph.umd.edu/studentservice5 

The Student Servi ce Center provi des advi si ng on adrri ssi ons, ori entati on, acaderri c pol i cy, 4-year 

pi anni ng, career i nf ormati on, and requi red advi si ng for students on acaderri c probati on or di srri ssal 

and al I col I ege athl etes. The Center col I aborates with the departments i n recruitment, retenti on and 

graduation initiatives. The Center is open from 8: 00 am- 4: 30 pm week days for use by students for 

studyi ng and group meeti ngs. There are twd ve computers avai I abl e for student use 

Gymkana Troupe 

1120 SPH Building, 301-405-2566 

www.gymkana.umd.edu 

Director: Scott Welsh 

For over 60 years, the University of Maryland GymkanaTroupe has been influencing young people 

to live healthy lifestyles. Founded at the University of Maryland College Park campus in 1946, the 

troupe has travel ed throughout M aryl and and nei ghbori ng states promoti ng drug-free I i vi ng. Each of 

its 60+ members pi edges themselves to be drug-free. Through their role-modeling and unique 

gymnasti c performances, they have i nf I uenced hundreds of thousands of peopl e to j oi n them i n 

living a drug-free life. The troupe, which is open to all University of Mary I and students of all 

abi I ities, is considered a one-of-a-ki nd organization and is bd ieved to be the only col legiate 

exhi bi ti onal gymnasti c troupe acti vd y touri ng the U ni ted States. A s an outreach program of the 

School of Publ i c H eal th, the Gymkana T roupe uses peer rol e modd s who share thd r experi ences 

and thdr message of healthy living with others. Students influencing students to avoid drugs isthe 

heart of Gymkana's program 



SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY (PUAF) 

2101 Van M unchi ng Hal 1 , 301-405-6330 

www. publ i cpol i cy . umd.edu/ 

Dean: Don Kettl 

Assistant Dean(s): Nina P. Harris 

The school currenti y offers both courses and co-curri cul ar programs at the undergraduate I evd , as 
wd I as a M i nor i n Sustai nabi I ity Studi es. Courses may be found under PU A F . These courses are 
suggested for students wi shi ng to devd op knowl edge and experi ence i n publ i c pol i cy and 
I eadershi p. The school al so offers a 5-year bachd or's/master of publ i c pol i cy program for sd ected 
students. For additi onal i nf ormati on on the wi de range of undergraduate opportuniti es see 
www, publ i cpol i cy . umd.edu/current/undergraduate 

Minors 

Minor in Sustai nabi I ity Studies 

A 15 credit rri nor created i n J anuary of 2012, Sustai nabi I ity Studi es provi des students the 
opportunity to learn how human rdationships, natural resources, and diverse environments are 
related. The rri nor encourages critical thi nki ng to creati vdy and positi vdy address global chal lenges 



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that affect future human popul ati ons and cul tures and the envi ronment. 1 1 wi 1 1 compl errent any 
maj or on campus and provi de both i ntd I ectual breadth and depth i n a chal I engi ng area of i nqui ry 
that i s gai ni ng i nterest i n busi nesses, government agenci es, and non-governmental organi zati ons. 
Together with a maj or, the Sustai nabl e Studi es M i nor wi 1 1 provi de students with the critical thi nki ng 
and probl em-sol vi ng ski 1 1 s necessary for them asciti zens, empl oyees, or graduate students. 

The rri nor i ncl udes (a) one requi red course, AGN R/PU A F 301 1 ntroducti on to Sustai nabi I ity; (b) 
one course from each of three approved course lists (for a total of 3 courses); and (c) and 3 credits 
comprised of an additional approved course, an i nternshi p, or an approved study abroad experience. 

For more i information, visit http://www.publ icpol icy.umd.edu/sust or e-mai I susnri nor@umd.edu. 
Living-Learning Procj-ams 

Public Leadership Program in College Park Scholars 

Publ i c L eadershi p provi des students wi th an i nterest i n publ i c servi ce the opportuni ty to address 
pressi ng sod al , pol itical and econorri c probl ems. Publ i c L eadershi p Schol ars are i nf ormed and 
engaged ci ti zens who provi de ethi cal I y- based I eadershi p from the I ocal to the gl obal I evd . Students 
who start thd r col I ege career as part of the Publ i c Leadershi p program emerge with a sol i d 
f oundati on to devd op thd r I eadershi p potenti al i n any f i d d. 

The program explores leadershi p and citizenshi p as wd I as contemporary approaches to the theory 
and practice of civic engagement in both democratic and non-democratic societies. Through small 
d asses and di scussi ons, acti ve I earni ng, and I i vi ng together i n the shared communi ty of Centrevi 1 1 e 
Hal I, the Publ ic Leadership program prepares students with a set of ski I Is that will serve them in 
every aspect of thd r adult I i ves. 

For more information: www.scholars.umd.edu/programs/pl 



Specialized Academic Procj-ams 

Rav^ings Undergraduate Leadership Fellows Program 

The prestigious Rawlings Undergraduate Leadership Fd lows Program honors the legacy of Howard 
Peters " Pete" Rawl i ngs and the work he di d as a M aryl and Dd egate. Parti ci pants i n the Fd I ows 
program are provi ded sped al i zed opportuni ti es to devd op as I eaders and become champi ons for 
those whose voi ces may otherwi se go unheard i n the I eadershi p and deci si on-maki ng process. 
M ai ntai ni ng a comrri tment to those hi stori cal I y underrepreserted i n I eadershi p posi ti ons i s central 
to this program 

Fd I ows devd op community acti on proj ects, take courses on I eadershi p, serve at an i nternshi p, and 
meet both d ected off i ci al s and non- prof i 1 1 eaders! 

For more information: www.publicpolicy.umd.edu/rulf 
Financial Assistance 

Senator J ohn A. Cade Public Leadership Scholarship 

Senator J ohn A . Cade was one of M aryl and's most extraordi nary and exempl ary publ i c servants. As 
a member of the M aryl and Senate from 1975- 1996, hi s dedi cati on to government, publ i c servi ce and 



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educati on hd ped enhance the I i ves of hi s consti tuents. 

"As rruch as any legislator, J ack Cade understood that it was education that made a difference. He 
was a charrpi on for hi gher educati on fundi ng throughout hi s career. " 
--Senator Thomas V. Mike Miller, Jr. 

Thi s $2,000 schol arshi p was created to honor the memory of Senator J ohn A . Cade by enabl i ng 
students to carry on hi s I egacy of publ i c servi ce and I eadershi p. 

E I i gi bl e candi dates must: 

• be a current M aryl and resi dent 

• bean undergraduate student 

• havea3.0GPA or higher 

• have an i nterest i n publ i c servi ce, government i nvol vement, or politi cal I eadershi p. 

For more i information: www. publ icpol icy.umd.edu/cade 

Rosalie Rally Gubernatorial Fellowship 

Rosal i e Rei 1 1 y was one of M aryl and's most extraordi nary and exempl ary publ i c servants who was a 
rol e model for young I eaders as they prepared to enter publ ic life. 

Thi s $2,500 f d I owshi p was created to honor the memory of M s. Rd 1 1 y by enabl i ng f emal e students 
to carry on her I egacy of publ i c servi ce and I eadershi p. 

E I i gi bl e candi dates must: 

• be avai lableto serve at least 135 fd lowshi p 

• hours have an i nterest i n publ i c servi ce, government i nvol vement, or politi cal I eadershi p 

• be a f emal e undergraduate or graduate student 

• havea3.0GPA or higher 

For more i information: www. publ icpol icy. umd.edu/rd I ly 



THE UNIVERSITIES AT SHADY GROVE 

Room 1100 Cami 1 1 e Kendal I Acadenri c Center building III, 301-738-6000 

www.shadygrove. umd.edu 

shadygrove@umd.edu 

9636 Guddsky Drive Rockvi I le M D 20850 

301-738-6000 

www.shadygrove. umd.edu 

USG Executive Director and AssociateViceChancdlorfor Academic Affairs, USM: 
Dr. Stewart L. Eddstdn 

The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is a regional higher education center created under the 
auspicesof the University System of Maryland. Since its inception in 2000, USG has been 
transformed from a I ocati on for part-ti me eveni ng i nstructi on i nto a vi brant center off eri ng cl asses 
duri ng dayti me, eveni ngs, and weekends i n both f ul I -ti me and part-ti me formats. U SG currenti y 



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serves more than 4,000 graduate and undergraduate students, with more than 1,400 undergraduates 
enrol I ed i n dayti me programs. N i ne U ni versi ty System of M aryl and ( U SM ) degree-granti ng 
i nstituti ons col I aborate to offer the r top degree programs, as wd I as certifi cate and conti nui ng 
education programs, at one convenient location i n M ontgomery County. 
With coursework begi nni ng at the j uni or I evd , U SG provi des al I the presti ge and benefits of a 
M aryl and educati on duri ng a student's f i nal two years of undergraduate study. M ost credit earned at 
M aryl and community col I eges wi 1 1 transfer, and students can choose from a vari ety of maj ors, with 
d asses offered at times that meetthdr schedules. Atthe Universities at Shady Grove campus, 
students work closdy with professors from national I y ranked academic programs. USG provides 
students wi th access to the f i nest programs of M aryl and's top publ i c uni versi ti es i n an atmosphere 
that features smal I d asses, custom zed student servi ces and state-of-the-art facilities for teachi ng and 
I earni ng. Students can al so take advantage of a growi ng number of sod al events, community servi ce 
acti vi ti es and student I eadershi p opportuni ti es. 

The University of Maryland, College Park isoneof the powerful partners that make up USG. 
Students can earn a U ni versi ty of M aryl and, Col I ege Park degree at U SG and cd ebrate Terrapi n 
traditions no matter which campus they call home. The University of Maryland, College Park offers 
dght undergraduate degrees withi n five different academic departments at Shady Grove. 

Bidocjcal Sciences Prog-am (BSC I ) 

The Universities at Shady Grove, Building 2, room 4082, 301-738-6007 

chembi o. umd.edu/undergraduateprograms/bi ol ogi cal sci encesprogramatshadygrove 

Dr. Beth Parent Director, Biological Sciences Program the Universities at Shady Grove 
The Maj or 

Bidogcal Sciences at the University of Maryland at the Universities at Shady Graze 

The Biological Sciences Program at the University of Maryland offers a degree program 
in Physiology and Neurobiology (PHNB) at the Uni versi ties at Shady Grove. The Biological 
Sci ences Program at Shady Grove offers the Advanced Program courses normally taken inthejunior 
and senior years. 

A 1 1 B i ol ogi cal Sci ences maj ors compl ete a common sequence of i introductory and supporti ng 
courses referred to as the Basic Program For students matriculating atthe Universities at Shady 
G rove most of these i introductory and supporti ng courses are taken at a communi ty col I ege or at 
another four-year institution pri or to admi ssi on to the B i ol ogi cal Sci ences Program. Dependi ng on 
space avai I abl e, students who matri cul ated at Col I ege Park may transfer to the Shady Grove 
Program i n thd r j uni or year, where they may compl ete the A crvanced Program i n Physi ol ogy and 
Neurobiology. 

Requirements for the Bidogpcal Sciences Major in General Biology (GENB) at Shady Grove 

Courses equivalent to these to be taken at an institution that offers lower level course work 

I. General Education Program Requirements 

II. Basic Program in Biological Sciences 

BSCI105 Principles of Biology I 4 



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BSCI106 Principles of Biology II 4 

BSCI223 General Microbiology 4 

BSCI222 Principles of Genetics 4 

MATH 130 or Calculus for Life Sciences I or 

MATH 140 Calculus I 4 

MATH131 or Calculus for Life Sciences II or 

MATH141 Calculus II 4 

CHEM13 1/132 General Chemistry I w/Lab 4 

CHEM23 1/232 General Chemistry II w/Lab 4 

CHEM24 1/242 Organic Chemistry II w/Lab 4 

CHEM27 1/272* General Chemistry II w/Lab 4 

* CHEM272 Bioanalytical Chemistry Lab is not offered at most institutions. Students accepted into the 
UMCP Shady Grove Biological Sciences may substitute a General Chemistry II Lab for this course 

III. Courses taken at the Universities at Shady Grove 

PHYS 1 2 1 Fundamentals of Physics I 4 

PHYS 1 22 Fundamentals of Physics II 4 

PHNB Advanced Program in Physiology and Neurobiology 27 minimum 

ELECT Electives 20-25 

Total credits required to graduate 120 

Advising 

A dvi si ng i s mandatory duri ng each pre- regi strati on peri od f or al I B i ol ogi cal Sci ences maj ors. 
Advi si ng for students i interested i n or enrol I ed i n the Shady Grove Program i s avai I abl e from the 
Di rector. Cal I 301-738-6007 for an advi si ng appoi ntment. 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business* Shady Grove 

5147 B ui I di ng 1 1 1 , 301-738-6079 

www. rhsrri th. umd.edu/undergrad/shadygrove/ 

Di rector of Programs at Shady Grove L uke Gl asgow 

College Park Location: 1570 Van Munching Hall, 301-405-2286 
Dean:To Be Announced 
Associ ate Dean: V i ctor M ul I i ns 
A ssi start Dean: B ri an H ori ck 

The Robert H . Smith School of Busi ness is an i nternational ly recognized leader i n management 
educati on and research for the di gital economy. The faculty are schol ars, teachers, and prof essi onal 
leaders with a commitment to superior education i n busi ness and management, special izi ng i n 
accounting, finance, information systems, operations management, management and organization, 
marketing, logistics, transportation and supply chain management. The Smith School is accredited 



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byAACSB International -The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, the premier 
accredit] ng agency for bachd or's, master's and doctoral degree programs i n busi ness adrri ni strati on 
and accounting, http://www.aacsb.edu. 

The Smith School of B usi ness offers students the opportunity to compl ete the j uni or-seni or 
curricul um i n four majors at the Shady Grove campus i ncl udi ng (1) Accounti ng; (2) I international 
Busi ness; (3) M anagemert - Entrepreneurs!! p Track; and (4) M arketi ng. For detai Is on the majors 
offered at Shady Grove visit http://www.rhsi^th.umd.edu^ 

Admission Requirements 

A 1 1 students appl yi ng for adrri ssi on to the Robert H . Srri th School of B usi ness as transfer students, 
whether i nternal transfers al ready enrol I ed at U M CP or external transfer students enteri ng the 
university for thef i rst ti me, wi 1 1 be subject to competitive admission for a I i rrited number of spaces 
i n the Srrith School at either the Col I ege Park or Shady Grove I ocati on. For compl ete detai I s on 
adrri ssi on to the Smith School @ Shady Grove vi sit 
http://www. rhsrri th. urrrl.edu/undergrad/shadygrove/adrri ssi ons. aspx. 

Statement of Policy on Transfer of Credit from Community Colleges 

1 1 i s the practi ce of the Srri th School of B usi ness to consi der for transfer from a regi onal I y accredi ted 
communi ty col I ege onl y the f ol I owi ng courses i n busi ness adrri ni strati on: an i ntroductory busi ness 
course, busi ness statistics, introduction to computing (equivalent to BMGT 201), or elementary 
accounti ng. Thus, it is antici pated that students transferri ng from another regional ly accredited 
i nstitution to Shady Grove wi 1 1 have devoted the major share of thei r academic effort below the 
j uni or year to the compl eti on of basi c requi rements i n the I i beral arts. A total of 60 semester hours 
from a community college may be applied toward a degree from the Smith School of Business. 

Other Institutions 

The Srrith School of Busi ness normal ly accepts transfer credits from regional ly accredited four-year 
i nstituti ons. J uni or- and seni or- 1 evd busi ness courses are accepted from col I eges accredited by the 
Association to Advance Col I egi ate Schools of Busi ness (AACSB). Junior- and senior- level business 
courses from other than A ACSB-accredited school s are eval uated on a course- by-course basi s to 
deterrri ne transf erabi I i ty . 

The Srri th School of B usi ness requi res that at I east 50 percent of the busi ness and management 
credi t hours requi red for a busi ness degree be earned at the U ni versi ty of M aryl and, Col I ege Park. 

Undergraduate Degree Requi rements/Degree Options 

U pon compl eti on of al I degree requi rements, students at the Smith School at Shady Grove wi 1 1 earn 
a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree from the Robert H. Smith School of Busi ness at the University 
of M aryl and Col I ege Park. I n addi ti on, the Srri th School of B usi ness awards M aster of B usi ness 
Administration (M.B.A.), Master of Science (M.S.), and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Information 
concerni ng adrri ssi on to the M . B . A . or M .S. program i s avai I abl e at www. rhsnrith. umd.edu. 

Summary of Bachelor of Science Degree Requirements (al I curri cul a) 

At I east 45 hours of the 120 semester hours of acaderri c work requi red for graduati on must be i n 
busi ness and management subj ects. A nri ni mum of 57 hours of the requi red 120 hours must be i n 
300- or 400- 1 evd courses. Fifty percent of the required BMGT credit hours must be completed at 
the Smith School of B usi ness (Col I ege Park or Shady Grove campus) . Students are requi red to have 
an overall cumulative grade point average of 2.0 (C average) inall university course work. 



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Freshman-Sophomore School Requirements 

BM GT110 1 introduction to the Busi ness Val ue Chai n (3 credits) 

B M GT220 Pri nci pi es of A ccounti ng I (3 credi ts) 

B M GT221 Pri nci pi es of A ccounti ng 1 1 (3 credi ts) 

ECON 200 Pri nci pi es of M i croeconorri cs (3/4 credits) 

ECON201 Pri nci pies of M acroeconorrics (3/4 credits) 

Onefrom 3/4 credits 

MATH 220 Elementary Calculus I 

M ATH 130 Cal cul us I for the L if e Sci ences 

MATH 140 Calculus I 

Onefrom 3 credits 

B M GT230 1 B usi ness Stati sti cs 

B M GT231 2 Stati sti cal M odd s for B usi ness 

Onefrom 3 credits 

COM M 1003 Foundations of Speech Communication 

COM M 1073 Speech Communication 

COM M 2003 Critical Thi nki ng and Speaki ng 

Total: 24-27 

1 The foil owing courses are approved substitutes for BMGT230: BIOM301, ECON321, EDMS451, 
GEOG305, PSYC200, and SOCY201. 

2 The foil owing courses are approved substitutes for BMGT231: ENEE324, ENME392, or 
STAT400. 

3 Any course that fulfil Is the University's Oral Communication General Education requirement will 
al so sati sfy the Smith School 's publ i c speaki ng requi rement. 

J unior-Senior School Requirements 

BM GT301 1 ntroduction to I information Systems (3 credits) 

BMGT340 Business Finance (3 credits) 

BM GT350 M arketi ng Pri nci pies and Organization (3 credits) 

BMGT364 Management and Organizational Theory (3 credits) 

B M GT367 Career Search Strategi es i n B usi ness ( 1 credi t) 

BMGT380 Business Law (3 credits) 

BMGT391 Leadership in Action (1 credit) 

B M GT495 B usi ness Pol i ci es (3 credits) 

BM GT499 Advanced Topics i n Busi ness (1 credit) 

Total: 21 

Economics Requirements 3-6 credits 

3-6 credits of approved upper-level economics courses are requi red by the Smith School of 
Busi ness. Visit http://www.rhsi7ith.uird.edu/uix^ to view the specific 

requi rements for each maj or offered at the Smith School at Shady Grove 

Major Requirements 



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In addition to the Smith School of Business Bachelor of Science requirements listed above, generally 
another 18-24 credits are requi red for each major. See 

http://www. rhsrrith. umd.edu/undergrad/shadygrove/ to vi ew the specif i c requi rements for each 
major offered at the Smith School at Shady Grove 

Additional I nfo r mation 

For more i nformati on on the Smith School of B usi ness undergraduate program at Shady Grove vi sit 
www. rhsrri th. umd.edu/undergrad/shadygrove/ 

B.A. in Communication at Shady Grove 

5119 Cam lie Kendall Academic Center (Universities at Shady Grove), 301-738-6208 
http://www. comm umd.edu/ 
sgcomm@umd.edu 
Lindsi Baltz 

9636 Guddsky Drive 

Rockville, MD 20750 

301-738-6208 

www.shadygrove. umd.edu/prcigrams/urdergraduate/communi cati on/umcp/communi cati on.cf m 

Chair: E.Toth 

Director: L. Waks (Director, Senior Lecturer) 

Coordinator: Lindsi Baltz (Program Coordinator) 

Coordi nator: J ul i e Gowi n (Outreach Coordi nator) 

Professors: E. Fink, R. Gaines, J . Klumpp, S. Parry-Giles, T. Parry-Giles, A. Wolvin 

Associate Professors: L. Aldoory, D. H ample 

Assistant Professors: S. Kharris, B. Liu, M. Liu, K. Maddux, 

Lecturers: R. Coleman (Lecturer), S. Simon (Lecturer), J . Tenney (Lecturer), R. Toth (Lecturer) 

Professors Emeriti: J . Grunig, L. Grunig 

Visiting Faculty: K. Kendall (Res Prof, Visit Prof), W. Lawson (Visiting Assistant Professor) 

The Maj or at Shady G rove 

The department offers an exciti ng curri cul um that prepares students for acaderri c and prof essi onal 
careers in business, government, health, education, social and human services, and related fields. 
Courses offered by the department i ncl ude persuasi on and sod al i nf I uence, rhetori c and the anal ysi s 
of messages, communication and new media, digital communication, organizational communication, 
publ ic rdati ore strategi es, and i ntercultural communi cati on. A 1 1 students i n the program at Shady 
Grove are requi red to compl ete mandatory advi si ng each semester. 

Program Learning Outcomes 

U pon compl eti on of the degree program i n Communi cati on, students shoul d be abl e to demonstrate 
the f ol I owi ng knowl edge and ski 1 1 s: 

1. Anability todisti ngui sh among a vari ety of theorerj cal approaches i n the communi cati on 
di sci pi i ne and use them appropri atd y and effecti vd y i n acaderri c work. 

2. An abi I ity to conduct research and write research reports employi ng social scientific and/or 
humani sti c approaches i n the communi cati on di sci pi i ne. 

3. An abi I ity to argue clearly and effecti vdy i n a speech. 



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Academic Programs and Departmental Facilities 

The Center for Political Communication and Civic Leadership unites research, education, and public 

engagement to foster democrat] c communi cati on by a di verse peopl e. See 

www.commcenter.umd.edu. 

The Center for Risk Communication Research (CRCR) advances dialogue and understanding about 

communi cati on's rol e i n control I i ng and preventi ng ri sk; about how publ i cs percei ve ri sk 

communi cati on; and about the pol iti cal , econorri c and sod al contexts for ri sk communi cati on. 

Scholars associated with the CRCR exarri ne health, food safety, security, and envi ronmental risks. 

Seewww.commriskcenter.umd.edu. 

The department's M edi a Center at Col I ege Park i s desi gned to provi de one-on-one tutori ng and 

i nstructi onal support to further students' oral communi cati on ski 1 1 s and corf i dence. The M edi a 

Center i s equi pped with cameras and recordi ng equi pment to tape speeches and presentati ons for 

practice and critique. Students may also uti I ize resources avai lable at Shady Grove through the 

Offi ce of I nf ormati on Technol ogy . 

Admission to the Major 

Communication isaLinrited Enrol I merit Program in which applicants should have an overall GPA 
of 2.7 of better, and a grade of "C-" or better in each of the three courses specifically required by the 
maj or (COM M 250, COM M 107, Stati sti cs, or thei r equi val ents) . A ppl i cants shoul d al so attai n j uni or 
standi ng (56 or more transferabl e col I ege credits) by the ti me of enrol I merit. For more i nformati on 
on adrni ssi on and I ower- 1 evd coursework requi rements, pi ease vi si t the Communi cati on web si te or 
the Transfer Credit Center website at www.tce.umd.edu. Requi rements for the maj or are as f ol I ows: 

a. Compl ete 50% of the general educati on requi rements, i ncl udi ng F undamental Studi es 
requi rements i n M athemati cs and E ngl i sh. 

b. Compl ete one of the f ol I owi ng courses with a grade of "C-" or better: B M GT230, CCJ S200, 
EDMS451, PSYC200, SOCY201, STAT100 or equivalent. 

c. Complete COM M 107, COM M 200, COM M 230, or equi val ent with a grade of "C-" or better 

d. Complete COM M 250 or equi val ent with a grade of "C-" or better and 

e. A cumulative GPA of 2.7 or better 

Students may repeat only one of the Gateway courses and that may be repeated only once i n thd r 
attempt to meet the requi rements. 

Transfer Students 

I nternal and external transfer students who meet the Gateway requi rements specif i ed above and have 
a cumulative GPA of 2.7 i n al I col I ege- 1 evd coursework may apply to the program 

Appeals 

All students may appeal adrri ssi on deci si ons. Those students denied adrni ssi on may appeal to the 
uni versi ty's Offi ce of U ndergraduate A drri ssi ons. 

Requi rements for the Major 

The course of study for a Communi cati on maj or must sati sfy al I of the f ol I owi ng requi rements: 



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COM M 107 Oral Communi cati on: Pri nci pi es and Practi ces, OR 
COM M 200 Critical Thi nki ng and Speaki ng, OR 



COM M 230 A rgumentati on and Debate 



COM M 250 I ntroducti on to Communi cati on I nqui ry 



COM M 400 Research M ethods i n Communi cati on 



COM M 401 I nterpreti ng Strategi c D i scourse 



Credits 

3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 



Communication Studies Track 



COM M 402 Communi cati on Theory and Process 



One from 



COM M 420 Theori es of Group Di scussi on 



COM M 424 Communi cati on i n Compl ex Organi zati ore 
COM M 425 N egoti ati on and Corf I i ct M anagement 



COM M 426 Corf I i ct M anagement 



COM M 435 Theori es of I nterpersonal Communi cati on 



COM M 470 Listening 



COM M 475 Persuasi on 



COMM477 Discourse Analysis 



COM M 482 I ntercul tural Communi cati ore 



3 
3 



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One from 



COM M 330 A rgumentati on and Publ ic Policy 



COM M 360 The Rhetoric of Black America 



COM M 450 A nci ent and M edi eval Rhetori cal Theory 



COM M 451 Renai ssance & M odern Rhetori c Theory 



COM M 453 The Power of Di scourse i n A meri can L if e 



COM M 455 Speechwriti ng 



COMM460 Public Life in American Communities, 1634-1900 



COM M 461 Voi ces of Publ i c Leadershi p i n the Twenti eth Century 



COM M 469 The Di scourse of Sod al M overrents 



COM M 471 Publ i c Communi cati on Campai gns 



COM M 476 L anguage, Communi cati on, and A cti on 



COMM 



COMM Elective 



COMM 300/400 Upper Level COMM Electives 

One Statisti cal Analysis from 
STAT 100 E I ementary Stati sti cs and Probabi I i ty 



12 
3-4 



PSY C200 Stati sti cal M ethods i n Psychol ogy 



SOCY 201 I introductory Stati sti cs for Sod ol ogy 



BMGT230 Business Stati sties 



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EDM S451 ' ntroc ' uc ti on to Educational Statistics or an equivalent 
course- see advisor 



One Structural Analysis of Language from 



LING200 



I introductory L i ngui sti cs 



HESP120 



I ntroducti on to L i ngui sti cs 



ANTH380 Cultureand Discourse or an equivalent course- see 
advisor 



Corrrruni cati ons Studi es: Courses rd ated to 
COU RSES Communi cati on Studi es i n one department other than 
COMM 



Notes 

• Because the departments curri cul um changes over ti me, the departments U ndergraduate 

Di rector may approve other appropri ate Communi cati on courses to meet the requi rements for 
each track. 

• Courses requi red for the Communi cati on maj or, but taken outsi de COM M , may be used to 
satisfy general education requirements. 

• Only 3 credits of COM M 386 may apply toward the major. 

• No course grade bd ow the grade of C- may count toward the maj or. 

• An overal I G PA of 2. i n the maj or i s requi red for graduati on. 

Advising 

A dvi si ng i s avai I abl e throughout the year i n the Carri 1 1 e K endal I A cademi c Center, Sui te 5119. 
Students shoul d check Testudo for the; r regi strati on date and for any mandatory advi si ng bl ocks. 

Undergraduate Research Experiences 

Research experi ences i ncl ude assi sti ng on faculty research proj ects, parti ci pati ng i n sped al team 
research projects, and worki ng with the departments Center for Pol itical Communication and Civic 
Leadershi p and Center for Risk Communication Research. 

Fieldvuork Opportunities 



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To further enhance I earni ng and career trai ni ng, the department i ncorporates sped al hands-on 
classes such as Health Communication Campaigns, Visual Communication, Web Design, and PR 
Event PI anni ng. The department al so strongl y promotes i nternshi p and servi ce I earni ng 
opportuniti es with I ocal and state busi nesses and i nstituti ons, and encourages students' parti ci pati on 
in student- run clubs. 

Internships 

The department's i nternshi p program hd ps communi cati on maj ors gai n prof essi onal experi ence, 
build a prof essi onal portf ol i o, and take the f i rst steps toward a career. The department structures its 
i nternshi p program around a course, COM M 386: Experiential Learni ng, offered each school term 

Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

Social and academi c activities are avail able to students by partici pating in the foil owing student 
organi zati ons: the U ndergraduate Communi cati on A ssoci ati on, the L ambda Pi Eta H onor Sod ety, 
and the M aryl and chapter of the Publ i c Rd ati ons Student Sod ety of A meri ca. 

Scholarships and Financial Assistance 

The department offers the Chai m and M i ri am Bentzl ovitch Schol arshi p to students who exhi bit 
academi c excd I ence. Each year the department di stri butes a cal I for appl i cati ons through e-mai I . 

Criminology and Criminal J ustice 

5105 Carri 1 1 e Kendal I Academi c Center, 301-738-6307 

http://www. shadygrove. umd.edu/academi cs/undergraduate/cri rri nol ogy 

ccjsusg@umd.edu 

Director: Wendy Stickle, Ph.D. 

9630 Guddsky Drive, Room 5103 

www.shadygrove. umd.edu/academi cs/undergraduate/cri rri nol ogy 

Chair: J. Lynch 

Shady Grove Program Director: W. Stickle, Ph.D. 

Lecturers: C. Roberts White, N. Romdser, S. Eastman, R. Shusko, J . Conroy, R. Morse 

The Major 

Cri rri nol ogy and cri rri nal j usti ce encompasses the study of both the causes of, and responses to 
crime It involves studying individual, group, and mass behavior, as wd I as the institutions, 
prof essi ons, and I aws that exi st to detect, control , and amd i orate the effects of cri me. As a 
discipline, criminology and cri rri nal justice is situated at the nexus of other social science 
di sci pi i nes such as sod ol ogy, psychol ogy, and government, i n additi on to publ i c pol i cy and I egal 
studies. 

The University of Maryland, College Park offers its Bachdor of Arts in Criminology & Criminal 
J usti ce at the U ni versi ti es at Shady G rove. Students transfer i nto thi s Program after compl eti ng thd r 
freshman and sophomore years d sewhere, typi cal I y at a j uni or col I ege. Through thi s Program 
students compl ete thd r j uni or- and seni or-year coursework at U SG with the opti on to attend f ul I - or 
part-ti me. U pon compl eti on of thi s Program, students are awarded a U ni versi ty of M aryl and, 
Col I ege Park B .A . degree. 

Program Learning Outcomes 



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H avi ng compl eted the CCJ S degree program students shoul d have acqui red the f ol I owi ng 
knowl edge and ski 1 1 s: 

• Students wi 1 1 demonstrate basi c knowl edge of maj or cri rri nol ogy and cri minal justi ce content 
areas. 

• Students wi 1 1 demonstrate a basi c knowl edge of descri pti ve and i nf erenti al stati sti cs 
appropri ate to the soci al sci ences. 

• Students wi 1 1 demonstrate competence i n basi c soci al sci ence research methods. 

Requirements for theMajor 

The maj or i n Cri rri nol ogy & Cri rri nal J usti ce compri ses 30 hours of coursework i n cri rri nol ogy and 
cri rri nal j usti ce. E i ghteen ( 18) hours of support] ng sequence sd ected from a listof soci al and 
behavioral science courses are requi red (list is avai lable i n the CCJ S advisi ng office and on the 
department website). No grade lower than a C- may be used toward the major. Students must have a 
rri ni mum 2.0 cumul ati ve grade poi nt average across al I courses, i ncl udi ng the support] ng sequence, 
used to sati sfy maj or degree requi rements. N i ne (9) hours of the support] ng sequence must be at the 
300/400levd. Inaddition, MATH 111 or higher (MATH 220, MATH140orSTAT100, but not 
MATH 113 or MATH 115) and CCJ S200 (or an approved course i n social statistics) must be 
completed with a grade of "C or better. A grade of 'C or better is requi red i n MATH 111 as a 
prerequisite to CCJ S200. 

Major Requirements Credits 

CCJ S100 I ntroducti on to Cri rri nal J usti ce 3 

CCJ S105 Cri rri nol ogy 3 

CCJS230 Criminal Law in Action 3 

CCJ S300 C ri rri nol ogi cal and C ri rri nal J usti ce Research M ethods 3 

CCJ S340 Concepts of L aw E nf orcement A dnri ni strati on 3 

CCJ S350 J uveni I e Del i nquency 3 

CCJ SELECT CCJ SEIectives (3 courses) 9 

One from 3 
CCJ S451 C ri me and Del i nquency Preventi on 
CCJ S452 Treatment of Cri rri nal s and Del i nquents 
CCJ S454 Contemporary Cri rri nol ogi cal Theory 

Total Credits 30 

Supporting Sequence 

SU PPORT Lower or U pper I eve! courses from approved list (3 courses) 9 

SUPPORT 
UL 



U pper I eve! courses from approved list (3 courses) 9 



One from 3-4 

M ATH 111 I ntroducti on to Probabi I ity 
MATH220 Elementary Calculus I 
MATH140 Calculus I 
STAT100 Elementary Stati sties and Probability 



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One from 3-4 

CCJ S200 Stati sti cs for Cri rri nol ogy and Cri rri nal J usti ce 

ECON 321 Econorri c Stati sti cs 

PSY C200 Stati sti cal M ethods i n Psychol ogy 

SOCY 201 I introductory Stati sti cs for Sod ol ogy 

BMGT230 Business Stati sties 

Total credits- Major and Supporting 54 

Elective* for CCJ S Majors (most courses are 3 credits) 

CCJ S234 Law of Cri rri nal I nvestigation 

CCJ S310 C ri rri nal I nvesti gati ons 

CCJ S320 I ntroducti on to C ri rri nal i sti cs 

CCJ S330 Contemporary C ri rri nol ogi cal I ssues 

CCJ S331 Contemporary L egal Pol i cy I ssues 

CCJ S332 Major Transitions: From Undergraduate to Professional 

CCJ S352 D rugs and C ri me 

CCJ S357 I ndustri al and Retai I Securi ty A drri ni strati on 

CCJ S359 Field Trai ni ng i n Cri rri nology and Corrections 

CCJS360 Victimology 

CCJ S370 Race, C ri me and C ri rri nal J usti ce 

CCJ S386 Experi enti al L earni ng 

CCI S388H ' nc ' e P enc ' ent Rea d' n 9 Course i n Cri rri nol ogy and Cri rri nal J usti ce - 

J Honors 

CCJ S389H I ndependent Research i n Cri rri nology and Cri rri nal J ustice - Honors 

CCJ S398 Law Enforcement and Field Trai ni ng 

CCJ S399 I ndependent Study i n Cri rri nol ogy and Cri rri nal J usti ce 

CCJ S400 Cri rri nal Courts 

CCJ S432 L aw of Correcti ons 

CCJ S444 A dvanced L aw E nf orcement A drri ni strati on 

CCJ S451 C ri me and Del i nquency Preventi on 

CCJ S452 Treatment of Cri rri nal s and Del i nquents 

CCJ S453 White Col lar and Organized Cri me 

CCJ S454 Contemporary Cri rri nol ogi cal Theory 

CCJ S455 Dynarri cs of PI anned C hange i n C ri rri nal J usti ce I 

CCJ S456 Dynarri cs of PI anned C hange i n C ri rri nal J usti ce 1 1 

CCJ S457 Comparati ve C ri rri nol ogy and C ri rri nal J usti ce 

CCJ S461 Psychol ogy of C ri rri nal B ehavi or 

CCJ S462 Sped al Probl ems i n Securi ty A drri ni strati on 

CCJ S498 Sd ected Topi cs i n Cri rri nol ogy and Cri rri nal J usti ce 



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Other Recrements for the Major 

The CCJ S Department enforces al I prerequi sites and does not oversubscri be students to courses that 
are closed. 

Advising 

All majors are strongly encouraged to see an advisor at I east once each semester. Advising is 
avai lable by appoi ntment i n theCarri I le Kendal I Academic Center (Building III), room 5105. 
Students must compl ete al I course prerequi sites and obtai n department perrri ssi on from the 
Program Di rector to enrol I i n most CCJ S cl asses. Cal I 301-738-6307 or emai I 
ccj susg@cri m umd.edu. 

Internships 

The i nternshi p must be a I earni ng experi ence i nvol vi ng work i n a cri rri nal j usti ce or cri rri nol ogi cal 
setti ng. I nterns are expected to gai n val uabl e i nf orrnati on whi ch wi 1 1 add to thei r overal I 
understandi ng of the f i el d of cri rri nol ogy and cri rri nal j usti ce. I nternshi p positi ons must center 
around gai ni ng new materi al over the course of the semester and are expected to i nvol ve some 
degree of ongoi ng trai ni ng/l earni ng f or the i ntern. I nternshi p pi acements are subj ect to the approval 
of the I nternshi p Di rector. 

Internship Eligibility 

I nterns must meet the f ol I owi ng cri teri a: 

• I nterns must be CCJ S maj ors 

• I nterns must have compl eted a rri ni mum of 56 credits at the ti me of appl i cati on 

• I nterns must have a cumulative G PA of at I east 2. 5 at the time of application 

• I nterns must work 40 hours per credit over the course of the semester 

• A maxi mum of 6 i nternshi p credits per semester and a total of 12 i nternshi p credits overal I wi 1 1 
be permitted 

• I nternshi p credi t wi 1 1 not be approved for current or previ ousl y hd d j obs 

I nterns must regi ster themsel ves for the i nternshi p pri or to the end of the semester's schedul e 
adj ustment peri od. Obtai ni ng Departmental approval for the i nternshi p does N OT regi ster the 
student for the cl ass. A ddi ti onal i nf ormati on about i nternshi ps can be pi eked up from the CCJ S 
advisi ng office i n Bui Idi ng 1 1 1 , room 5105. 

Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

There are two Student Sod eti es avai I abl e for membershi p for CCJ S maj ors: the Cri rri nal J usti ce 
Student Association (CRI MSA) and Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society (APS). 

The Cri rri nal J usti ce Student Associ ati on (CRI M SA ) i s dedi cated to suppl emend ng our members' 
acaderri c experi ence by provi di ng extracurri cul ar opportuni ti es to further expl ore cri ti cal i ssues 
i nvol vi ng cri rri nol ogy and cri rri nal j usti ce. Through a regul ar program of speakers, agency 
demonstrati ons, and community servi ce proj ects, the CRI M SA provi des students with val uabl e 
i nf ormati on for maki ng deci si ons about career choi ces, further graduate I evd study, and I aw school . 
CRI M SA provi des students with opportuniti es for acaderri c and sod al i nteracti on, and access to 
cri rri nol ogy and cri rri nal j usti ce researchers, teachers, and practiti oners representi ng a vari ety of 



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government, acaderri c and commerci al corporate and non- prof i t organi zati ons. All U ni versi ti es at 
Shady G rove students, regardl ess of home i nsti tuti on or maj or, are d i gi bl e f or C R I M SA 
membershi p. CRI M SA meeti ngs and programs are held at least monthly duri ng the Fal I and Spri ng 
semesters. CRI M SA members pay a one-ti me membershi p fee of $35. 

Alpha Phi Sigma (APS) is a National C rirrinal J ustice Honor Society founded 1942 and membership 
is open to CCJ S majors who have completed at least 40 total credits with at least 12 credits i n CCJ S 
courses. U ndergraduate A ppl i cants must have an overal I G PA of at I east a 3. 2 and a maj or G PA of 
at I east 3.4. Graduate student appl i cants must have a 3.4 overal I GPA . A ppl i cants must f i 1 1 out an 
appl i cati on, submi t an offi ci al or unoffi ci al transcri pt, and a check ( personal check isfine) made out 
to A I pha Phi Si gma for $55. The I ocal chapter's name i s Omega I ota. Compl eted appl i cati ons, 
check, and transcri pts shoul d be submitted to Dr. Gerstenbl ith in Building III, room 5105. 
A ppl i cati ons are processed throughout the acaderri c year. Y ou wi 1 1 be noti f i ed when you have been 
offi ci al I y accepted. A ppl i cati ons are avai I abl e from D r. Gerstenbl i th. 

Awards and Recognition 

Each year the department sd ects the outstandi ng graduati ng seni or for the Peter J . Lej i ns award. A 
graduati ng senior is also selected for the Shady Grove Academic Achievement Award. 

Public Health Science, Shady Grove 

301 738-6162 

jtodd@umd.edu 
Dr. Jennifer Todd 

School of Public Health 

Universities at Shady Grove 

9630 Guddsky Drive, Bldg 1 1 1 Room 5127 

www.sph.umd.edu/phs/ 

301-738-6162 

Dr. J ennifer Todd, Program Di rector 

Dr. Coke Farmer, Assistant Dean 

The Maj or 

The Publ ic Health Science degree is a science-based program which prepares students to work i n the 
f idd of publ ic health. Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree i n Publ ic Health Science 
whi ch prepares students for entry- 1 evd positi ons i n a vari ety of publ i c health prof essi ons and 
settings, including at the I ocal, state, federal, and international levd in aspects of disease prevention, 
health promotion, envi ronmental protection, emergency preparedness, arid wd I ness, as wd I as a host 
of other public health rdated areas. 

All Public Health Science majors must complete some basic core science and supporting classes 
prior to matriculating at the Universities at Shady Grove program Requirements for the Public 
Health Science major at Shady Grove i ncl ude 

I . Completion of University General Education Requirements 

I I . Completion of Program Prerequisites 

HLTH 130 I ntro to Public Community Health 3 

HLTH 230 I ntro to Health Behavior 3 



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BSCI 105 
CHEM 131/132 
BSCI 201 
BSCI 202 
BSCI 223 
STAT 200 or 
MATH 220 
A NTH 260 



Principles of Biology 

General Chemistry with Lab 

H uman A natomy & Physi ol ogy I 

Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 1 

Microbiology 

Statistics or 

Calculus 

I ntro to Sod o A nthropol ogy 



4 
4 
4 
4 
4 
3 
3 
3 



III. The Public Health Science Program 
Public Health Foundations 

SPHL401 History of Public Health 3 

M I EH 300 I ntro to Envi ronmental Health 3 

HLSA 302 I ntro to Health Policy and Services 3 

EPIB301 Epidemiol ogy for Public Health Practice 3 

EPIB300 Biostati sties for Public Health Practice 3 

Public Health Science Core 



SPHL 
498X 

KNES360 

SPHL 400 

SPHL 402 

SPHL 405 

SPHL 409 



Essentials of Public Health Biology 3 

Physi ol ogy of Physi cal A cti vi ty 3 

I ntro to Global Health 3 

Publ i c H eal th E mergency Preparedness 3 

Publ ic Health I nternshi p 3 

Sod al , Pol iti cal & Ethi cal I ssues i n Publ i c ^ 
Health 



Public Health Science Electives 

SPHL 410 Publ i c H eal th Program PI anni ng & E val uati on 3 

SPHL 498X Food, Policy, & Public Health 3 

HLTH377 Human Sexuality 3 

HLTH434 I ntro to Public Health Informatics 3 

HLTH 472 Health and Medical Terminology 3 

SPHL 498X I ntro to Global Health Communication 3 



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Ach/isingAdvi si ng i s mandatory for each student. PI ease contact the Program Di rector, Dr. Todd at 
(301) 738-6162, or jtodd@umd.edu 



OFFICE OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDIES 

2110 Marie Mount Hall, 301-405-9363 
www.ugst.umd.edu 

Associate Provost and Dean: Donna B. Hamilton 

Di rector of Admi ni strati on and External Rd ati ons: Ashl ey Self ri dge 

Director of Development and Alumni Relations: Linda Piatt 

Associate Dean for General Education: Douglas Roberts 

Associ ate Dean: Robert Gai nes 

Assistant Deans: Deborah Reid Bryant, Lisa Kidy, Kathryn Robinson, Ann Smith 

Assi start to the Dean: M ark K uhn 



Through its many programs, the Off i ce of U ndergraduate Studi es serves al I undergraduate students 
at the university, and the faculty and staff that support the undergraduate mission of the campus. The 
Off i ce of U ndergraduate Studi es i s the pri mary di vi si on at the U ni versi ty of M ary I and responsi bl e 
for I eadershi p and oversi ght of undergraduate curri cul ar and co-curri cul ar educati on. The 
responsi bilitiesof U ndergraduate Studi es i ncl ude 

• L i vi ng- 1 earni ng programs 

• Academic enrichment programs 

• I nterdi sci pi i nary and i ndi vi dual studi es programs 

• A caderni c advi si ng pol i cy and assessment 

• General Education 

• Acaderri c pi anni ng and pol i cy 

• E nrol I ment management 

• University learning outcomes assessment 

L i sti ngs f or programs that report to the Off i ce of U ndergraduate Studi es: 

Academic Achievement Pro-ams 

2204 Marie Mount Hall, 301-405-4736 

www.aap.umd.edu 

Dr. J erry L. Lewis, Executive Director 

The Academic Achievement Programs (AAP) primarily serves traditionally under- represented and 
I ow- i ncome and f i rst-generarj on col I ege students. A caderni c support, ski 1 1 enhancement, acaderri c 
advi si ng and counsd i ng, and tutori ng are provi ded for these popul ati ons and for students with 
disabi I ities. Academic Achievement Programs i ncl ude the I ntensi ve Educational Devdopment 
(I ED), Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), the Ronald E. McN air Post- Baccalaureate 
Achievement Program (McN air), the Summer Transitional Program and Student Support Services 
(SSS). EOC, M cNai r, and SSS, are part of the Federal TRI O programs and are funded by the U .S. 



6. The Col leges and Schools Page 217 



Department of Education to promote access, provide support services, motivate, and prepare 
students from di sadvantaged backgrounds for retenti on i n and graduati on from undergraduate 
programs and to prepare for doctoral programs. 

Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) 

Dr. Marcal Graham Associate Director 
301-429-5933 

EOC is supported by a U .S. Department of Education grant designed to assist persons 19 and older, 
I ow-i ncome, and f i rst-generati on i n pursui ng post-secondary educati onal opportuniti es. U M -EOC 
serves pri mari I y I nner- B d tway communi ti es i n Pri nee George's County and provi des assi stance i n 
the appl i cati on processes for adrri ssi on to and f i nanci al ai d for post-secondary educati on. Specif i c 
gui dance i s gi ven i n sd ecti ng col I eges, compl eti ng the F A F SA , and promoti ng post-secondary 
educati on for target popul ati ons. EOC al so works with hi gh school seni ors i n some Pri nee George's 
County High Schools. 

Summer Transitional Program (STP) 

Dr. Tilahun Beyene, Associate Director, AAP and I ED 
301-405-4739 

The Summer Transiti onal Program (STP) assi sts students i n both thd r acaderri c and personal 
adjustment to the University. It includes very intensive ski I Is enhancement in math, English, and 
college study strategies, coupled with enrollment in a sdected three-credit university CORE course 
wi th tutori ng to faci I i tate students' acaderri c adj ustment. I n addi ti on, students enrol Una one-credi t 
ori entati on course and parti ci pate i n weekl y indivi dual and/or group counsd i ng sessi ons. The 
six-week STP is required of all students admitted to the University through SSS/I ED. 

Intensive Educational Development (I ED) 

Dr. Tilahun Beyene, Associate Director, AAP and I ED 
301-405-4739 

I E D provi des an array of i ntensi ve acaderri c and tutori al servi ces to f i rst-year and second-year 
students who parti ci pate i n the Summer Transiti onal Program (STP), d i gi bl e f i rst- and second-year 
transfer students, and other d i gi bl e students who seek acaderri c support. The I E D program begi ns 
with the STP; prospective students who are admitted to the U ni versity through the I ED program are 
requi red to attend this six-week transitional program Successful completion of the STP is requi red 
for adrri ssi on to the U ni versi ty . A dmi tted students conti nue to reed ve program servi ces throughout 
thd r undergraduate career at the U ni versity. 

Student Support Services (SSS) 

Dr. Tilahun Beyene, Associate Director 
301-405-4739 

SSS is a U .S. Department of Education grant supported program geared toward I ow-i ncome and 
f i rst-generati on col I ege students. 1 1 works i n conj uncti on wi th the I E D Program f ocusi ng much of i ts 
support to f i rst- and second- year students. SSS provi des acaderri c and career advi si ng, tutori ng, 
stress management, and study-ski 1 1 and test-taki ng support to d i gi bl e I ow-i ncome and 
first-generation undergraduate students throughout their time at the University. The SSS program 
al so provi des f i nanci al ai d workshops and assi stance, i ndi vi dual and group counsd i ng, and 
I eadershi p devd opment workshops. In limited cases, SSS provi des suppl emental grant ai d to 
d i gi bl e parti ci pants i n the program. 



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Ronald E. McNair Post- Baccalaureate Achievement Pro-am 

Associate Director 
301-405-4749 

The M cNai r program is funded and designed pri nci pal ly to prepare low-i ncorne, f i rst-generation 
col I ege j uni ors and seni ors and/or students from tradi ti onal I y underrepresented groups to attend 
graduate school , especi al I y, to pursue doctoral degrees. The M cN ai r program offers a si x- week 
summer research experi ence that affords students the opportunity to work i nti mate! y with faculty 
mentors on specif i c research proj ects, ref i ne ski 1 1 s i n written and oral communi cati on, computer 
appl i cati ore, stati sti cs and research methodol ogy . Parti ci pants are requi red to compl ete a research 
abstract/paper for publ i cati on. Seni ors are gi ven the opportuni ty to parti ci pate i n a mock di ssertati on 
defense, they recei ve f i nanci al support toward presenti ng thei r research at conferences. The 
program al so offers assi stance with preparati on of a compel I i ng personal statement, adnri ssi on and 
financial aid applications, preparati on for graduate school admissions tests, and successful 
compl eti on of graduate degrees. 



Academic Common Market 

2100MarieMountHall, 301-405-9363 

http://www. ugst. umd.edu/acmnoti ce. pdf 

Robert Gai nes, Associate Dean and Esther Park, Coordi nator 

SPECIAL NOTICE 

August 23, 2012 

(Updated September 5, 2012) 

The University of Maryland, College Park is discontinuing participation in the Academic 

Common Market 



ThelastACM certifications the University of Maryland, College Park will accept will be those 
specifyi ng spri ng 2013 as thefirst term of enrol I merit in the certified major. The University of 
Maryland, College Park will not accept ACM certifications fct fall 2013 or later semesters 
Only students with ACM certifications fot spring 2013 or earlier semesters and who enroll in 
the certified pray am at UMD in their ACM certified semester may continue to receive the 
ACM in-state tuition benefit Certifications for spring 2013 will be accepted only until thefirst 
day of classes, January 23, 2013. 



Transition Plans 

Fall 2012 and earlier: 

Underg-aduate students approved for parti ci pati on i n an Academic Common M arket (ACM ) 
major and enrol led i n thei r certified majors as of fall 2012 or earlier may conti nueto receive benefits 
as I ong as they are conti nuousl y enrol ledfulltimeintheACM approved maj or, mai ntai n permanent 
resi dency in their certi f yi ng state, a 2. overal I grade poi nt average, and sati sf actory progress toward 
the degree. Benefits wi 1 1 not exceed six (6) years begi nni ng i n the f i rst term of enrol I mart i n the 



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ACM certified major. 

Undergraduate students adrritted for fall 2012 who deferred their admission to spring 2013 or 
fall 2013 wi 1 1 be treated accordi ng to the nil es for undergraduate students admitted f al I 2012. They 
must be approved for parti ci pati on i n an Acaderri c Common M arket (ACM ) maj or and enrol I ed i n 
their certified maj ors as of the semester to which they deferred. They may continue to receive 
benefits as long as they are continuously enrol led full timeintheACM approved major, maintain 
permanent resi dency i n the r certi f yi ng state, a 2. overal I grade poi nt average, and sati sf actory 
progress toward the degree. Benefits wi 1 1 not exceed six (6) years begi nni ng i n the f i rst term of 
enrol I mart i n the ACM certif i ed maj or. 

GraduateStudentsapproved for parti ci pati on i n an Academic Common M arket (ACM ) major and 
enrol led i n thei r certified majors as of fall 2012 or earlier may conti nueto receive benefits as long as 
they are conti nuousl y enrol ledfulltimeintheACM approved maj or, mai ntai n permanent resi dency 
i n thei r certi f y i ng state, a 3. overal I grade poi nt average, and sati sf actory progress toward the 
graduate degree. Benefits will not exceed si x ( 6) years begi nni ng in the first term of enrollment in 
the ACM certified program 

Graduate stixlents admitted for fall 2012 who deferred thei r admission to spring 2013 or fall 
2013 wi 1 1 be treated accordi ng to the rul es for graduate students admitted f al I 2012. They must be 
approved for parti ci pati on i n an Acaderri c Common M arket (ACM ) maj or and enrol I ed i n thei r 
certified maj ors as of the semester to which they deferred. They may conti nueto receive benefits as 
I ong as they are conti nuousl y enrol ledfulltimeintheACM approved maj or, mai ntai n permanent 
resi dency i n thei r certi f y i ng state, a 3. overal I grade poi nt average, and sati sf actory progress toward 
the degree. Benefits wi 1 1 not exceed six (6) years begi nni ng i n the f i rst term of enrol I mart i n the 
ACM certified major. 

Spring 2013: 

Urtdergraduate students, who receive ACM certification for spring 2013 and who are admitted to 
and enrol I ed i n thei r approved A C M i nventory maj ors for spri ng 2013, may recei ve benef i ts as I ong 
as they are conti nuousl y enrol ledfulltimeintheACM approved maj or, mai ntai n permanent 
resi dency i n thei r certi f yi ng state, a 2. overal I grade poi nt average, and sati sf actory progress toward 
the degree. Students may not pursue multiple degrees while receiving ACM benefits. Benefits will 
not exceed six (6) years beginning in the first term of enrollment in the ACM certified major. 

Uiiclerg^adiJEtostiJclentsadirittBdto 2013 or 

spring 2014 wi 1 1 be treated accordi ng to the rul es for undergraduate students admitted spri ng 2013. 
They must be approved for parti ci pati on i n an Academic Common M arket (ACM ) major and 
enrol I ed i n thei r certif i ed maj ors as of the semester to whi ch they deferred. They may conti nue to 
recei ve benef i ts as I ong as they are conti nuousl y enrol ledfulltimeintheACM approved maj or, 
mai ntai n permanent resi dency i n thei r certi f yi ng state, a 2. overal I grade poi nt average, and 
sati sf actory progress toward the degree. Students may not pursue mul ti pi e degrees whi I e recei vi ng 
ACM benefits. Benefits will not exceed si x (6) years begi nni ng in the first term of enrollment in the 
ACM certified major. 

Graduate students, who recei ve ACM certification for spring 2013 and who are admitted to and 
enrol I ed i n thei r approved A C M i nventory maj ors for spri ng 2013, may recei ve benef i ts as I ong as 
they are conti nuousl y enrol ledfulltimeintheACM approved maj or, mai ntai n permanent resi dency 
i n thei r certi f y i ng state, a 3. overal I grade poi nt average, and sati sf actory progress toward the 
graduate degree. Students may not pursue multi pie degrees whi le recei vi ng ACM benefits. Benefits 
will not exceed si x (6) years begi nni ng in the first term of enrollment in the ACM certified program 



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Graduate students admitted for spring 2013 vuho deferred tharadrrisEion to fall 2013 or 
spring 2014 wi 1 1 be treated accord ng to the mil es for undergraduate students admitted spri ng 2013. 
They must be approved for parti ci pad on i n an Academic Common M arket (ACM ) major and 
enrol I ed i n the; r certifi ed maj ors as of the semester to whi ch they deferred. They may conti nue to 
recei ve benef i ts as I ong as they are conti nuousl y enrol ledfulltimeintheACM approved maj or, 
mai ntai n permanent resi dency i n thei r certi f yi ng state, a 3. overal I grade poi nt average, and 
sati sf actory progress toward the degree. Students may not pursue mul ti pi e degrees whi I e recei vi ng 
ACM benefits. Benefits will not exceed si x ( 6) years beginning in the first term of enrollment in the 
ACM certified major. 

Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) Program 

2126 Col e Student Activiti es B ui I di ng, 301-314-3242 

www.afrotc.umd.edu 

afrotcdet330@umd.edu 

Di rector: Col ond J enki ns 

TheAir Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFROTC) provides students the opportunity to earn 
a corrrri ssi on as a second I i eutenant i n the U nited States A i r Force whi I e compl eti ng their 
undergraduate or graduate degree. 1 1 i s hi ghl y recommended that students seeki ng a corrrri ssi on 
contact the A F ROTC department for f ul I program detai I s before regi steri ng for cl asses. 

Program requirements 

A F ROTC i s desi gned to be a 4-year experi ence, but the schedul e can be compressed ( rri ni mum of 3 
years) for qual if ied candidates. A f ul I four-year program is composed of the two-year General 
Military Course (GMC) and the two-year Professional Officer Course (POC). GMC students receive 
an i ntroducti on to the A i r Force and vari ous career f i d ds, and may have a chance to compete for 
scholarships. N on-scholarship GMC students incur no rri I itary service obi igati on andmaydectto 
di sconti nue the program at any ti me. Students wi shi ng to conti nue i n the POC must pass al I cadet 
standards by thd r I ast semester i n the G M C, successful I y compete for acceptance i nto summer f i d d 
trai ni ng course, and compl ete f i d d trai ni ng. POC students concentrate on the devd opment of 
leadership ski I Is and the study of United States defense policy. Additionally, all POC students 
reed ve a monthl y al I owance of $450- $500. 

Scholarships and I ncentives 

I f the A i r Force i s off eri ng schol arshi ps, members of A F ROTC i n al I degree programs are d i gi bl e to 
compete for schol arshi ps based on a competi ti ve sd ecti on process. Schol arshi p red pi ents reed ve 
money for tuition up to $18,000 per year, a book al lowance (currentiy $900/year), and a monthly 
al I owance from $300 to $500, dependi ng on the students A F ROTC year. 



Asian American Studies Prog-am (AAST) 

1145 Cole Student Activities Building, 301-405-0996 

www.aast.umd.edu 

aast@umd.edu 



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Di rector: J and I e Wong, Ph. D . 

The Asi an A meri can Stud es Program (A A ST) provi des students with the opportunity to study 
critical ly the experiences of Asian Americans. Through an i nterdisci pi i nary approach, students 
exarri ne the hi stori es, communi ti es and cul tures of A si an A meri cans as both di sti ncti ve from and 
connected to the broader themes for diversity, ethnicity, race, gender, sexual orientation, and 
migration in the Americas. AAST offers a 15 credit- hour minor. For theM inor, courses may be 
cross- 1 i sted i n other departments and some may sati sfy general educati on requi rements. 

Minor Requirements 

A. AAST Core Courses (6 credits): 

1. I ntroduction to Asian American Studies (AAST200/AM ST298C) 

2. Asian American History and Society (AAST20X/HI ST219M ) 

B . U pper-l evd Courses (6 credits) : I n additi on to the two requi red f oundati onal courses, students 
will also sdecttwo additional upper-levd (300/400) courses, one of which would be at the 400 

I evd . The f ol I owi ng I i st of regul ar and sped al topi cs courses i nd ude A A ST 222, A A ST 233, 
AAST 298, AAST 384, AAST 398, AAST 420, AAST 424, AAST 498, AAST 499 

C. Thefinal requirement for the Mi nor is the successful completion of A A ST378( Experiential 
Learni ng - 3 credits), a semester- long i nternshi p at an organization that centers its efforts on Asian 
American issues. Such organizations may include governmental units, non-profit agencies, and 
on-campus organi zati ons. A I ternatd y, students may opt for A A ST388 ( I ndependent Research - 3 
credi ts) , a semester- 1 ong research proj ect that al so centers around A si an A meri can i ssues. 

Army Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) 

1150 Col e Student Activiti es B ui I di ng, 301-314-9939 

www.armyrotc.umd.edu 

armyrotc@umd.edu 

Director: Lieutenant Col ond Curtis Burrd I 

The A rmy Reserve Off i cer Trai ni ng Corps offers students the opportunity to devd op I eadershi p 
ski I Is pi us earn a commission as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army (Active, Reserve, or 
N ati onal G uard) whi I e compl eti ng thd r undergraduate degree. 

Four-Year Program 

The four-year program i s composed of the Basi c Leadershi p Course and the Advance Leadershi p 
Course. The f i rst two years (Basi c Course) consi sts of a general i ntroducti on to nri I itary customs and 
courtesy, sol di er ski 1 1 s, communi cati on ski 1 1 s, personal devd opment, and i introductory I eadershi p 
ski 1 1 s. Students enrol I ed i n the basi c course i ncur no obligation and may di sconti nue the program at 
any ti me. I n the f i nal two years (Advanced Course), students concentrate on devd opi ng I eadershi p 
ski 1 1 s i n organi zati ons. Students must have perrri ssi on of the D i rector of A rmy ROTC to enrol I i n 
the advanced course. The Advanced Course requi res five weeks of f idd trai ni ng at Fort Lewis, 
Washi ngton the summer after thd r j uni or year. 

Two-Year Program 

The two-year program is avail able to students with two years remaining in thd r university studies. 
The academi c requi rements for thi s program are i denti cal to the Advanced Course i n the four-year 



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program and students are digibleto recei ve the same benef i ts. Prerequi si tes for the A dvance Course 
must be fulf i 1 1 ed pri or to enrol I merit. The f ol I owi ng opti ons exi st to hd p students fulfill Basic 
Course requi rements before enrol I i ng i n the Advance Course 

1. L eadershi p T rai ni ng Course ( LTC ) : Students may attend a f i ve week adventure chal I enge 
course at Fort K nox, K entucky. Students shoul d start the appl i cati on process for thi s opti on no I ater 
than J anuary of thei r sophomore year. 

2. Veterans: Students with pri or military service. 

3. Basic Training: Constructive credit will be awarded for students who have completed Basic 
Trai ni ng pri or to starti ng thei r j uni or year. 

4. Reserve Duty: Students servi ng i n the Reserves or National Guard Trai ni ng prior to erteri ng 
thei r j uni or year or starti ng a graduate program 

5. J ROTC : Students who compl eted 3-4 years of J ROTC i n H i gh School . 

6. Servi ce A caderry or Seni or ROTC : Two year attendance at a servi ce academy or successful 
compl eti on of two years i n a si ster servi ce Seni or ROTC trai ni ng can qual i f y for constructi ve credi t. 

Scholarships and I ncentives 

Army ROTC Scholarshi ps are avai lablefor four, three or two years on a competitive basis. The 
schol arshi ps are based sol d y on meri t, not f i nanci al need. Schol arshi p awardees may appl y 
benef its to dther Room and Board or Tuiti on and M andatory Fees. A n additi onal book 
al lowance ($1,200 a year) and a non-taxable monthly sti pend rangi ng from $300- $500 based on 
acaderri c year i s extended to students. 

A rmy ROTC students/cadets may compete for summer trai ni ng opportuniti es to i ncl ude A i rborne, 
Air Assault, Sapper School, Combat Diver Qualification, or Northern Warfare Training during the 
summer and wi nter breaks. A ddi ti onal I y, students/cadets may compete for summer abroad 
opportunities. Previous Army ROTC cadets have compl eted summer abroad in Brazil, Greece, I ndia, 
Morocco, Panama, Slovakia, and Estonia (to name a few). 

Curriculum 

Basic Leadership Course 

Freshman Year: ARMY 101 (fall) ARMY 102 (Spring) 
Sophomore Year: A RMY 201 (Fall) A RMY 202 (Spring) 

Advanced L eadershi p Course 

J unior Year: ARMY301 (Fall) ARMY302 (Spring) 
Seni or Year: A RMY 401 (Fall) A RMY 402 (Spring) 

The Freshman and Sophomore levd classes are open to any studentfor credit: ARMY 101,102, 
201, 202 (and 103/104 - physi cal fitness), whether or not he or she i s enrol I ed as a cadet i n the 
Army ROTC program The J unior and Senior levds are restricted to "Cadet 1 status only (ARMY 
301,302, 401 and 402). Contact Army ROTC for further information. 



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Beyond the C lassroom 

1104 South Campus Commons, Building 1, 301-314-6621 

www.BeyonaTheClassroomumd.edu 

btcinfo@umd.edu 

Di rector: J aires V . Ri ker 

B eyond the C I assroom ( BTC ) i s an i nterdi sci pi i nary living-l earni ng program that prepares students 
to be acti ve and responsi bleciti zens and I eaders i n a compl ex, mul ti -cul tural , and gl obal 
soci ety . Students devd op the educati onal and prof essi onal I eadershi p ski 1 1 s to understand and to 
contri bute construct] vd y to ci vi c engagement and soci al change i n a gl obal context. Students 
address si gni f i cant ci vi c and soci al i ssues through exci ti ng i nternshi p, communi ty servi ce, and ci vi c 
learning experiences with nonprofit, nongovernmental and civil soci ety organizations in the greater 
Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Through its integrated academic, experiential, and service 
components that offer students real -worl d I earni ng opportuniti es outsi de the cl assroom BTC 
enabl es students from al I disciplines and maj ors to devd op and to real i ze thd r potenti al for ci vi c 
I eadershi p at the I ocal , nati onal and gl obal I evd s. BTC i s a three-semester program open to al I 
sophomores, juniors, and seniors. 

Center for Teaching Excellence 

2301 Marie Mount Hall, 301-405-9356 

www.cte.umd.edu 

cte@umd.edu 

Director: Spencer Benson 

The Center for Teachi ng Excd I ence supports departmental , indivi dual and campus- wi de efforts to 
enhance teachi ng and I earni ng at the U ni versi ty of M aryl and . T he Center offers assi stance to 
departments, faculty, graduate and undergraduate teaching assistants. The Center provides 
workshops, teachi ng assi start devd opment, eval uati on and support strategi es for i mprovi ng teachi ng 
and I earni ng, indivi dual consul tati ons f or f acul ty and graduate students, research on current teachi ng 
practi ces, and i mpl ementati on of i nnovati ve teachi ng and I earni ng strategi es. The Center for 
Teachi ng Excd I ence i s a unit withi n the Off i ce of unde-araducte studies . 



College Park Scholars Prog-am (C PSP) 

1125 Cumberland Hall, 301-314-2777 

www.scholars.umd.edu 

Executive Director: Dr. Grdg Stewart 

Col I ege Park Schol ars i s a nati onal I y accl ai med I i vi ng and I earni ng program that offers outstandi ng 
students the best d ements of a smal I resi denti al col I ege pai red with the exciti ng opportuniti es 
avai I abl e at a I arge public research uni versi ty . E ach of i ts 11, two-year programs for freshmen and 
sophomores provi des a cl ose-knit community and a chal I engi ng acaderri c experi ence. 
Students attend weekl y, f acul ty- 1 ed col I oqui a that encourage acti ve di scussi on and debate. Other 
courses i n the curri cul um sati sfy General Educati on requi rements. I n the second semester of thd r 
sophomore year, students choose from i ndependent research, servi ce- 1 earni ng proj ects, or 
i nternshi ps - both on and off campus - to sati sfy thd r Schol ars-practi cum requi rement. 



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The Programs' focus on community offers many advantages. Program faculty mai ntai n off i ces i n 
Cambri dge Community resi dence hal I s whi ch f aci I itates mesti ng with students. Several program 
f acul ty I ead study-abroad experi ences duri ng the wi nter term or summer semester. L i vi ng together i n 
the resi dence hal I s hd ps students form study groups for common courses. Schol ars al so engage with 
guest speakers and have the opportunity to conti nue conversati ore outsi de the cl assroom Program 
di rectors encourage students to pursue I eadershi p opportuni ti es i n co-curri cul aractiviti es, desi gn and 
i mplement community service and social events, partici pate i n mentoring programs , recruitment 
activities or serve on the Student A dvi sory B oard. 

Upon successful completion of the program students earn an academic Citation (requirements vary 
by program ) . I n thei r j uni or year, students are encouraged to bui I d on thei r Schol ars experi ences by 
parti ci pad ng i n departmental honors programs and other research and i nternshi p opportuni ti es. 

A drri ssi on to Col I ege Park Schol ars i s sd ecti ve and by i nvi tati on. U pon i nvi tati on to Schol ars, 
students i ndi cate thei r preference from the f ol I owi ng programs: 

Arts 

B usi ness. Soci ety. and the Economy 

Environment. Technology and Economy 

Global Public Health 

International Studies 

Life Sciences 

Media. Self, and Society 

Public Leadership 

Sci ence and G I obal C hange 

Science. Discovery, and the Uni verse 

Science. Technology, and Society 



Federal Semester Prog-am 

2407 MarieMount Hall, 301-31^0261 
www.f ederal semester, umd.edu 
federal semester@umd.edu 
Di rector: Dr. J oan Burton 

The Federal Semester Program i s a hi ghl y sd ecti ve, yearl ong program offered wi thi n the Off i ce of 

Undergraduate Studies, in conjunction with other colleges, programs and campus initiatives. The 
program bri ngs together students from al I di sci pi i nes to I earn, di scuss and expl ore i ssues of federal 
pol i cy, and gal vani zes them toward publ i c servi ce careers. Ri si ng sophomores, j uni ors, and seni ors 
with strong academic backgrounds and an i nterest i n publ ic service are encouraged to apply. The 
Federal Semester Program consi sts of three pri mary components: 

1. TheFederal Semester Seminar: UNIV348 (3credits, fall semester). A choice of several 
semi nar courses, each focused on a specif ic theme withi n federal pol icy (currentiy, health 
pol i cy, homd and security pol i cy, ford gn pol i cy, or energy and envi ronmental pol i cy) . The 
serri nars benefi t from the di versi ty of students who parti ci pate i n the program The small 
setrj ng al I ows students to bri ng knowl edge from thd r di sci pi i nary focus i nto the di scussi on. 
Taught by an i ndustry expert, the semi nars exarri ne the pol i cy-maki ng process and di scuss 
vi tal i ssues wi thi n each theme. G uest speakers offer real - worl d perspecti ves on how 
governments and other actors i mpl ement pol i cy . 



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2. The I nternship: UNI V349 (3-6 credits, spring semester). The Federal Semester experiential 

I earni ng course offers credi t for an i nternshi p wi th a federal agency or rd ated organi zati on. I n 
cl ass, students work on prof essi onal devd opment and ref I ect on thei r i nternshi p experi ences 
through j ournal assi gnments. (With perm ssi on, students may compl ete the i nternshi p under 
the course number for i nternshi ps i n the students maj or). 

3. Supporti ng course work: Two regul ar U M courses, approved by the program that compl ement 
the Federal Semester mission (6 credits). With permission, students may apply courses 
compl eted pri or to the Federal Semester year. 

I n addition, students parti ci pate i n Federal Semester Program activities i ncl udi ng visits to Capitol 
Hill and federal agenci es, conversati ons with I eaders i n publ i c pol i cy, prof essi onal devd opment 
workshops and an end-of-the-year reception. 

Students i n the program must have compl eted 45 credits by the end of the semester i n whi ch they 
appl y and have a grade poi nt average of 3. or hi gher. F or detai I s and appl i cati on pi ease see 
www.f ederal semester, umd.edu. 

First Year Book Program 

Office of the Dean for Underg/aduate Studies 

2110 Marie Mount Hal I 
www.fi rstyearbook. umd.edu 
Director: LisaKidy 

Each year since 1993, the University has sdected a book for all first year students. The goal of the 
F i rst Y ear B ook Program ( F Y B ) i s to provi de a shared i ntd I ectual experi ence for al I new students 
al ong with the opportunity to di scuss the book from a vari ety of di sci pi i nes. Courses, departmental 
I ectures, I i vi ng/l earni ng programs and student groups al I sponsor events that compl ement a maj or 
address by the author and/or other i mportant vi si tors to campus. 

General Education 

2100MarieMountHall, 301-405-9363 

Contact: Douglas Roberts, Associate Dean for General Education 

General Education 

To earn a baccal aureate at the U ni versi ty of M ary I and al I students compl ete both a maj or course of 
study and a campus-wide general education program. For more i nformation, see Chapter 5, General 
Education. 

General Education@umd (effective beg mi ng fall 2012) 

www.aened.umd.edu 
gened@umd.edu 

CORE Liberal Arts and Sciences Program 

www. ugst. umd.edu/core 



Global Semester in Washington, D.C. Program 

2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0261 
www.globalseme5terdc.umd.edu 



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Di rector, Dr. J oan Burton 

The Global Semester in Washington, D.C. Program is an i nnovati ve i nternshi p program designed 
to equi p undergraduate students with the knowl edge, ski 1 1 s, and experi ence to become I eaders i n an 
i ncreasi ngly global ized society. The program is a col laborati ve academic i nitiative between the 
Off i ce of U ndergraduate Studi es and the Off i ce of I nternati onal Affai rs, with stakehol ders across the 
university. The program ai ms to i ncrease student i nvol vement i n and access to opportunities withi n 
the gl obal arena. The program combi nes a f al I acaderri c semi nar on gl oral I eadershi p and pol i cy 
rd ated to a specif i c theme, supported by additi onal coursework, and a spri ng semester i nternshi p 
experience i n the Washi ngton, D.C. area. Classes bri ng students i n contact with professionals who 
share thei r knowledge, expertise, and perspectives. The spri ng i nternshi p placements are with 
international organizations, federal agencies, foreign embassies, and NGOs. The program is open to 
students from al I maj ors. Ri si ng sophomores, j uni ors, and seni ors with strong acaderri c backgrounds 
and an i nterest i n the global arena are encouraged to apply. The Global Semester i n Washi ngton, 
D.C. Program consists of four pri mary components: 

1. TheGlobal Semester in Washington, D.C. Seminar: UNI V389 (3 credits, fall semester). 
Students i n the program choose from two semi nar courses based i n gl oral I eadershi p and 
pol i cy and desi gned especi al I y for program parti ci pants. The courses are taught by expert 
practiti oners and provi de a deep understandi ng of gl oral I eadershi p and pol i cy rd ated to a 
specific theme Guest speakers offer additional real -world perspectives. 

2. The Internship: UNIV3xx (3-9credits, spring semester). The experiential internship course 
offered by the Global Semester i n Washi ngton, D.C. Program enables students to earn credits 
for thd r prof essi onal experi ence i n the gl oral arena. Students regi steri ng f or U N I V 3xx wi 1 1 
provi de si gned corf i rmati on of an i nternshi p positi on, submit gui ded j ournal entri es, and 
compl ete a f i nal ref I ecti ve report on thd r i nternshi p experi ence ( I mportant note Students may 
substitute another departmental i nternshi p course, offered i n the student's maj or or d sewhere 
atthe university, for UNI V 3xx in the Global Semester in Washi ngton, D.C. Program.) 

3. Supporting course work: To round out the Global Semester experience, two additional UM 
courses, approved by the program are requi red of students parti ci pad ng i n the program 
These courses compl ement the f al I semi nar and spri ng i nternshi p by provi di ng greater depth 
and context to the academic experience (6 credits). With permission, courses completed prior 
to begi nni ng the program may be used to sati sf y thi s requi rement. 

4. Supplemental Activities: Throughout the year, students attend workshops and roundtable 

di scussi ons and parti ci pate i n off-campus activities, i ncl udi ng vi si ts to Capi tol H i 1 1 and federal 
agenci es, to I earn more about real - worl d appl i cati ons. Program staff offer one-on-one 
consultations regarding cover letters, resumes, and interviews. 

M i ni mum requi rements: Students i n the program must have compl eted 45 credits by the end of the 
semester i n whi ch they appl y and have a cumul ati ve grade poi nt average of 3. or hi gher. For 
further detai I s and appl i cati on see www.gl oral semesterdc. umd.edu . 



Global Studies Minor Program 

The Gl obal Studi es M i nor Program provi des opportuniti es for students from any di sci pi i ne or maj or 
to study how evol vi ng gl oral connecti ons affect the wd I - bd ng of peopl e throughout the worl d. 
Students i n thi s i nterdi sci pi i nary program devd op an understandi ng and appreci ati on of how and 
why i nteractions across national and ethnic borders are shaped by language, culture, pol i tics, 
econorri c devd opment, and corf I i ct. 



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The program i s compri sea! of a number of sped al i zati on tracks whi ch address i ssues from the 
perspecti ve of di ff erent di sci pi i nesThe tracks are 

• I nternati onal Devd opment and Corf I i ct M anagement 

• I nternati onal E ngi neeri ng 

• Global Poverty 

• Global Terrorism 

A 1 1 students choose one course from a set of "si gnature" courses outsi de of the r chosen track for 
exposure to maj or gl oral i ssues addressed by the other G I oral Studi es M i nors. The rri nors provi de 
an opportuni ty for an experi enti al component wi thi n a students d ecti ve courses, i nd udi ng a study 
abroad experience The Global Studies M i nor Program i nd udes special activities that i nvol ve 
students across the rri nors, such as sped al speaker forums, parti ci pad on i n maj or events, and 
experi ences i n Washi ngton, DC . 

Honors College 

AnneArundd Hall, 301-405-6771 

www.honors.umd.edu 

honors@umd.edu 

Di rector: Professor Wi 1 1 i am Dorl and 

The Honors Col lege is home to M aryland's highly acclai med programs and courses for students with 
excepti onal acaderri c tal ents. H onors creates a very sped al communi ty of f acul ty and i ntd I ectual I y 
gifted undergraduates. Smal I d asses and outstandi ng teachers encourage di scussi on and foster 
i nnovati ve thi nki ng across acaderri c di sci pi i nes. H onors students have exd usi ve access to H onors 
I i vi ng- 1 earni ng program courses, H onors sari nars, and H onors versi ons of courses offered by the 
acaderri c departments on campus. 

Students in the Honors Col lege may earn an Honors Col lege Citation on the transcript by 
compl eti ng coursework and requi rements i n an H onors L i vi ng- L earni ng Program and by mai ntai ni ng 
an overall 3.2 GPA. Honors Living-Learning Programs include ACES Cybersecurity . Digital 
Cultures and Creativity . Entrepreneurs!^ p and I nnovati on . Gemstone . Honors Humanities . 
I ntegrated Life Sciences , and University Honors A cceptance of f i rst-year students i nto the H onors 
Col lege is competitive and by invitation based on the standard application to the University of 
M aryl and ( by N ovember 1st for best consi derati on for H onors Col I ege and meri t schol arshi ps) . 
I n addition to joi ni ng an Honors Col lege Li vi ng-Learni ng Program Honors students may apply to 
one of 40 Departmental Honors Programs offered by the acaderri c departments and col I eges on 
campus i n order to take f ul I advantage of advanced, discipline- based H onors coursework and 
research opportuni ti es i n the r maj or area of study. M ost derartmental honors programs begi n i n the 
sophomore or j uni or year. Students i n a Derartmental H onors Program may earn derartmental 
honors on the transcri pt and di pi oma. 

Individual Studies Program 

2407 Marie Mount Hall, 301-314-0023 
www.ivsp.umd.edu 
individualstudies@umd.edu 
Di rector: Dr. J oan Burton 

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through the Off i ce of U ndergraduate Studi es. The program enabl es students to desi gn thei r own 
i nterdi sci pi i nary maj ors I eadi ng to the Bachd or of A its or Bachd or of Sci ence degree. Students 
draw primarily from the University of Maryland's course offerings to form an academic 
concentrati on not otherwi se avai I abl e to them at the i nsti tuti on. A wri tten proposal that def i nes the 
students maj or and outi i nes the curri cul um i s requi red to appl y to the program I ndi vi dual I y created 
student maj ors have recent] y incl uded such ti ti es as I nternati onal Rd ati ons and D i pi omacy , Peace 
Building and Social Change, Global Health, 3D Environment M odd ing and Design, Environmental 
Sustai nabi I ity, Education and Social Change i n Lati n America, Healthcare M anagement for Diverse 
Communities, Global Devdopment, M iddle Eastern Studies, Asian American Policy and Advocacy, 
International Rdationsand East Asia, Women's Health and Global Communication, Renaissance 
Studies, and Urban Design and Studies. 

Students must seek the gui dance and approval of a Faculty M entor pri or to havi ng thd r proposal 
reviewed by the I ndi vi dual Studies Faculty Review Board. If approved, the courses agreed upon by 
the Faculty Review Board become the basis for the students major requirements. These listed 
requi rements from numerous academic departments, along with the CORE general education 
requi rements, are anal ogous i n most ways to the acadenri c requi rements gi ven to students who sd ect 
from the U ni versi ty's tradi ti onal maj ors. H owever, each student i s requi red to desi gn a uni que 
program of study and defend it i n order to be a part of I VSP. 

I ndi vi dual Studi es students must compl ete a seni or capstone proj ect and are encouraged to engage i n 
i nternshi ps, research proj ects, i ndependent studi es, and study abroad to suppl ement thd r work i n the 
cl assroom Drawi ng from real -I if e experi ence as a suppl ement to the acaderri c curri cul um i s 
general I y encouraged. These proj ects often serve as a way for the students to devd op acaderri c 
connecti ons among the mul ti pi e di sci pi i nes i nvol ved i n thei r programs. 
Whi I e I V SP gi ves students the opportuni ty to create a uni que acaderri c program focused on a 
specif i c area of study, usi ng courses from multi pi e acaderri c departments, it does not substitute for 
or replicate the educational goalsof existing University programs, i nc I uding the Limited Enrollment 
Programs ( L E Ps) . I V SP programs may not i ncl ude substanti al numbers of courses from L E P 
departments. 

Devd opi ng a successful I V SP proposal takes ti me and i nvol ves several meeti ngs to revi ew and edi t 
the draft proposal . I interested students shoul d contact the I V SP staff and begi n the appl i cati on 
process early i n thd r academic career. Worki ng closdy with the I VSP staff and thd r prospective 
Faculty Mentor, students should plan to complete and submit thd r I VSP proposal, preferably during 
thd r sophomore year, or i n thd r j uni or year, before reachi ng 90 credits. 

TobeachittBdirrtDthelncfvidual Stud es Prograrr\ the student musb 

1. Have a clearly defi ned academic goal that cannot be reasonably satisfied i n an existi ng 
curriculum attheUniversity of Maryland, College Park. 

2. H ave at I east 30 earned col I ege credi ts wi th at I east 12 credi ts compl eted at Col I ege Park. 

3. Have a rri ni mum of a 2.5 GPA i n each of thd r previous two semesters of col lege and at least a 
2.0 GPA overall. 

4. Compl ete at I east 30 additi onal credits begi nni ng the term f ol I owi ng adrri ssi on to I V SP. 

5. I denti f y an appropri ate f acul ty mentor, pref erabl y tenured or tenure track, wi th si gni f i cant 
undergraduate educati on experi ence rd ated to the f i d d of study. 

6. Complete a detai led plan of study (proposal ) that is approved by thd r Faculty M entor and then 
approved by the Individual Studies Faculty Review Board. This proposal will include 

a. A cl ear statement of the central acadenri c purpose for thd r maj or. 

b. Specific course requi rements i ncl udi ng at least 27 credits of upper-division major 



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coursework (300 and 400 level) beyond the I VSP courses (I VSP 317, I VSP 318, and 
IVSP 420). 

c. The I i st of courses must i ncl ude at I east one Writi ng Craft course (i n additi on to the 
CORE Fundamental Studies Academic Writing and the Professional Writing 

requi rements) sd ected from an approved I i st that i s avai I abl e from the I ndi vi dual 
Studies staff. 

d. A semester- by-semester pi an for the compl eti on of the r undergraduate degree withi n 
a reasonable period of ti me 



Following ackiissi on, students mist 

1. Earn a grade of C- or better i n al I courses requi red i n the; r I V SP program of study, i ncl udi ng 
IVSP 420 as wd I as a satisfactory grade i n IVSP 317. 

2. Compl ete mandatory advi si ng sessi ons with thd r Faculty M entor and the I V SP staff every 
semester, i ncl udi ng a revi ew of thd r semester- by-semester acaderri c pi an for compl eti on of thd r 
IVSP program 

3. I f not al ready compl eted, work towards i mmedi ate compl eti on of the F undamental Studi es 
requirements. 

For detai Is and further i nformati on, visit the I VSP website at www.ivsp.umd.edu. 

Letters and Sciences 

1117 Hornbake Library, 301-314-8418 

www.ltsc.umd.edu 

askltsc@umd.edu 

Assistant Dean/Director: Deborah Rdd Bryant, Ph. D. 

www.ltsc.umd.edu 

General Advising: 301-314-8418 or 8419 

Pre-Law Advising: prdaw@umd.edu 

Credit-by-Exam 301-314-8418 

L etters and Sci ences i s the acaderri c home for students expl ori ng a vari ety of f i d ds before sd ecti ng 

a maj or, for post-baccal aureate students taki ng additi onal course work, arid for non-degree seeki ng 

students taki ng undergraduate courses. Letters and Sci ences may al so serve as the acaderri c home 

for students compl eti ng requi rements for entry i nto a L i rri ted E nrol I ment Program L etters and 

Sci ences advi sors hd p students to sd ect and schedul e courses, pi an acaderri c programs, and I earn 

about campus- wi de resources. L etters and Sci ences col I aborates cl osd y wi th col I ege advi si ng 

off i ces, acaderri c departments, and programs across campus and provi des a coordi rated advi si ng 

network that features: 

Choosing a Major 

L etters and Sci ences students reed ve i nformati on about and referral to a wi de range of acaderri c 
programs and servi ces i ncl udi ng sped al i zed workshop sessi ons. L etters and Sci ences staff sped al i ze 
i n assi sti ng students to devd op strategi es and pi ans for enteri ng L i rri ted E nrol I ment Programs. 

Business Exploration Series 

The Letters and Sciences Business Exploration Series (BES) is a multidimensional advising resource 
that provi des LTSC students with an opportunity to expl ore the worl d of busi ness through: 



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expl oratory serri nars; busi ness focused i rtroducti on to the U ni versi ty courses; val uabl e I eadershi p 
opportuniti es; and access to gui dance and support from knowl edgeabl e advi sors. 

I nterim Advising Program 

Newly admitted transfer students with more than 60 credits, who were unsuccessful i n gai ni ng 
admission to a Limited Enrollment Program reed ve advi sing and assistance from a Letters and 
Sci ences prof essi onal staff member duri ng the r f i rst two semesters on campus. For thi s group of 
students, the U ni versi ty wai ves the requi rement that al I students must deel are a maj or by 60 credi ts. 

Pre-Law Advising 

Letters and Sciences offers special ized advi si ng for students i interested i n law. For further 

i information, see the section on Pre-Law Advi si ng i n this catalog and visit www.prelaw.umd.edu 

Maryland Center for Under g-aduate Research (MCUR) 

2100D (2nd Floor) McKeldin Library, 301-314-6786 

www.ugresearch.umd.edu 

ugresearch@umd.edu 

Di rector: F ranci s DuV i rage 

The Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research (MCUR) isan initiative of the Office of the Dean 
of U ndergraduate Studi es. Created as a resource for students and faculty, the Center serves as a 
cl eari nghouse for both on-campus and off -campus research opportuniti es for undergraduates. 
A ddi ti onal I y, the Center serves as a forum where f acul ty members can share di ff erent modd s for 
i ncorporati ng undergraduate students i nto research programs, and ways of i nf usi ng undergraduate 
research i nto the curri cul um 

M aj or programs of the M CU R i ncl ude M aryl and Student Researchers, whi ch permits faculty to list 
research opportunities open to undergraduates duri ng the academic year, and M aryl and Summer 
Schol ars, whi ch provi des fundi ng for students to conduct summer research (on campus or d sewhere 
i n the U S or abroad as needed) under the mentorshi p of M aryl and faculty members. Students new to 
research as wd I as students with previ ous research experi ence parti ci pate i n these programs. 

Orientation 

1102 Cole Student Activities Building, 301-314-8217 
www.ori entati on. umd.edu 
askorientation@umd.edu, orientation@umd.edu 
Director: Gerry Strumpf 

The goal of Orientation isto introduce new students to the University of Maryland community. The 
Ori entati on Off i ce offers a wi de range of transiti onal programrri ng and servi ces for students and 
thd r farri I i es as they prepare to attend the U ni versi ty of M aryl and . 

New Student Orientation 

Hd d prior to the semester a student enrol I sat the University of Maryland, New Student Orientation 
for f i rst-ti me freshmen normal I y covers two days; ori entati on for new transfer students covers one 
day. D uri ng N ew Student Ori entati on, i ndi vi dual s meet wi th representati ves from thd r acaderri c 
col I ege for advi si ng and course schedul i ng. U ndergraduate Ori entati on Advi sors (OA ) i ntroduce 
students to academi c and student I i f e at the U ni versi ty of M aryl and, i ncl udi ng student campus 
services and resources, and opportunities for i nvol vement on campus. 



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Parent Orientation 

Parents of new U ni versi ty of M aryl and students are strongl y encouraged to attend a one-day Parent 
Ori entati on program sped f i cal I y desi gned to i ntroduce them to the acaderri c, sod al , and cul tural 
opportunities of the university and to better prepare them for the issues that are likely to affect thar 
son or daughter throughout thd r matri cul ati on at the U ni versi ty of M aryl and and provi de them wi th 
numerous resources and i nf ormati on to hd p thd r son or daugther succeed i nsi de and outsi de the 
classroom 

TerpTrips 

Terp Tri ps focus on the conti nui ng transit] on of parents. Offered to parents on the second day of 
summer freshmen Ori entati on programs onl y, these one-day programs combi ne a tri p to an area 
attracti on with connecti ons to other parents and a campus faculty or staff host. 

I ntroduction to the University (UNI V) Seminars 

The Ori entati on Off i ce coordi nates new student senri nar courses, U N I V 100 and 101. These courses 
i ntroduce students to the worl d of hi gher educati on and, more sped fi cal I y, to the U ni versi ty of 
M aryl and. Course topi cs i nd ude career/maj or expl orati on, successful study i ng/test-taki ng 
strategies, diversity, time management and involvement within the University of Maryland. UNIV 
semi nar courses are I ead by a f acul ty or staff member and often an undergraduate T A . 

Pre-Cdlege Procp-ams 

0115 Cole Fidd House, 301-405-6776 

www. precol I ege. umd.edu 

pre-col I ege@umd.edu 

Executive Di rector: Georgette Hardy DeJ esus 

Upward Bound Programs: 301-405-6776 

Upward Bound-Math and Science Program (UB-MS): 301-405-1224 

TheUniversity of Maryland Pre-College Programs in Undergraduate Studies is comprised of three 
federal I y and state supported programs: 

Two Upward Bound Programs (UB) and 

Upward Bound- Math and Science Program (UB-MS). 

These programs generate the ski 1 1 s and moti vati on necessary for success i n post-secondary 
educati on. They i mmerse hi gh school parti ci pants i n ri gorous acaderri c i nstructi on, tutori ng, 
counsd i ng, and i nnovati ve educati onal experi ences throughout the school year and duri ng the 
six- week summer residential program Pre-Col lege Programs are part of the Federal TRI O Programs 
that provide educational opportunity outreach programs designed to motivate and support students 
from disadvantaged backgrounds. 

The U B Programs are open to I ow-i ncome and/or f i rst-generati on col I ege bound hi gh school students 
i n grades 9 through 12, who demonstrate an acaderri c need and want to pursue a four-year 
postsecondary educati on. E I i gi bl e students must attend target hi gh school s i n Pri nee George's and 
M ontgomery Counti es. H i gh school pri nci pal s, teachers, and counsd ors recommend students to the 
program 

E I i gi bi I i ty f or the U pward B ound Programs requi re that students attend N orthwood H i gh School i n 
M ontgomery County. B I adensburg, Central , H i gh Poi nt, Parkdal e, or N orthwestern H i gh School s i n 
Pri nee George's County. 



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The U B-M S i s open to students i n grades 9 through 12, who demonstrate an acaderri c need and 
want to pursue post-secondary educati on programs i n f i d ds rd ated to mathemati cs and sci ence 
UB-MSrecruitshigh school students who have successful I y compl eted A I gebra I , and attend 
Potomac and Fai rmont H d ghts H i gh School s i n Pri nee George's County, M D; Watki nsMill High 
School in Montgomery County, MD, andBdl High School in Washington, DC. 

Pre-Transfer Advising 

0110 Hornbake, 301.405.9449 or 9448 
www.transferadvi si ng. umd.edu/ 
transf eradvi si ng@umd.edu 
Assistant Dean: LisaKidy 

The Pre-Transfer Advi si ng Program promotes acaderri c success and exed I ence through assessi ng 
the readi ness of students to transfer to U M and esti mati ng the r ti me to degree compl eti on. 
Pre-Transfer Advi sors provi de advi si ng for students i interested i n transf erri ng from community 
collegesaswdl as four-year schools. Advi sors also worked osdy with staff at the Maryland 
community col I eges. 

National Scholarship Office 

2403MarieMountHall, 301-314-1289 

www.scholarships.umd.edu 

scholarships@umd.edu 

D i rector: F ranci s D uV i nage, Ph. D . 

TheNational Scholarships Office at the University of Maryland, Col lege Park aims to provide 

undergraduates with the best possi bl e i nf ormati on, gui dance and support as they I earn about and 

appl y for nati onal schol arshi ps. 

N ati onal schol arshi ps are competi ti ve, presti gi ous awards that provi de opportuni ti es and support for 

a wi de range of enri chi ng experi ences, i nd udi ng study abroad, graduate study (and someti mes 

undergraduate study also), federal employment, teaching, research, and public service. National 

schol arshi ps are I ooki ng for students (with or without f i nanci al need) who are devd opi ng strong 

i nterests and goal s - acaderri c and extracurri cul ar - and who want to take advantage of every 

constructive opportunity that wi 1 1 hd p them reach the r objectives. J ust as each national schol arshi p 

offers a different ki nd of opportunity, each i s al so I ooki ng for a different range of strengths and 

i nterests i n its appl i cants. I f you devd op a strong acaderri c record, are thoughtful about your choi ces 

and devote yoursd f to acti vi ti es you care about, you may wd I f i nd one or more schol arshi p 

opportuni ti es of i nterest to you. 

The N ati onal Schol arshi ps Off i ce stri ves to make I earni ng about and appl yi ng for nati onal 

schol arshi ps an enl i ghteni ng experi ence. I n additi on to provi di ng i nf ormati on about nati onal 

schol arshi ps through our website, through group presentations and through i ndi vidual advi si ng, we 

al so provi de i ndi vi dual i zed gui dance and support at every stage of the appl i cati on process. We i nvi te 

you to vi sit our website and to make an appoi ntment with us to I earn more about nati onal 

schol arshi ps that may hd p you attai n your goal s. 

Student Success Office 

0110C Hornbake, www.studentsuccess.umd.edu 
rr-adrrit@umd.edu 



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Lisa Kidy, Assistant Dean 

The Student Success Of f i ce i s a cl eari nghouse for servi ces and resources to assi st students i n the 
compl eti on of thei r undergraduate degrees. This incl udes: 

• Coordi nati ng reenrol I merit 

• Central izi ng tutori ng resources 

• M anagi ng data from exiti ng students 

• Providing leadership on other retention initiatives 

For more information, please sbb vwwv.studentsi irrpsR.urrd.edu 



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7. Department^ Majors* and Procyams 

ACCOUNTING (BMGT) 

The Robert H. Smith School of Business 

1570 Vai Munching Hall, 301-405-2286 

www.rtTsrnith.unxl.eclu/undergrad 

undergradi nf o@rhsmth.umd.edu 

Chair: M.Loeb 

Professors: L. Gordon, O. Kim M. Loeb, S. Loeb 

Associate Professors: S. Cheng, R. Hann, M. Kimbrough 

Assistant Professors: S. Brown, H. Lee, N. Seybert (Asst Prof, Lecturer), J . Staihar 

Lecturers: P. Basu(Tyser Teaching Fellow), E. Browning (Lecturer), G. Bulmash (Distinguished Tyser Teaching Fellow), M. Finch (Tyser 

Teaching Fellow), S. Handwerger (Lecturer), J. Johnson (Lecturer), M. Keim (Lecturer), J. LagerJ. McKimey (Tyser Teaching Fellow), J. 

M ilton (Lecturer), G. Pfeiffer, A. Ramirez, A. Ruygrok (Lecturer), A. Siegfried (Lecturer) 

Adjunct Professors: E. Cantor, E. Folsom K. Hardy, P. McPhun, L. Mostow, S. Rose, D. Sites, N. Webb 

Visiting Faculty: L. Zhou 

The Major 

Accounting, in a limited sense, is the analysis, classification, and recording of financial events and the reporting of the results of such events for an 
organi zati on. I n a broader sense, account]' ng consi sts of al I f i nanci al systems for pi anni ng, control I i ng, arid apprai si ng performance of an 
organization. Accounting includes among its many facets financial planning, budgeting, accounting systems, financial management controls, 
f i nanci al anal ysi s of performance, f i nanci al reporti ng, i ntemal and external audi ti ng, arid taxati on. The accounti ng curri cul um provi des an 
educational foundati on for careers in public accourtirg and management whether in private business organizations, government or nonprofit 
agencies, or consulting. Two tracks are provided: The Public Accounting Track leading to the C PA (Certified Public Accounting) and the 
Management Accounting/Consulting Track. Please note Currently, onlythePubicAccountingtrackisavailable 

Adrrisaon to the Major 

See Robert H. Smith School of Business entry in chapter 6 for admission requirements. 
Requirements for the Major 



All Accounting Majors Crafts 

BMGT310 IntermediateAccountingl 3 

BMGT311 Intermediate Accounting II 3 

BMGT321 Managerial Accounting 3 

BMGT326 Accounting Systems 3 

Accounting Majors must completean additional 12 
credits from one of the following tracks 

Public Accounting Track: 

B M GT323 Taxati on of I ndi vi dual s* 3 

BMGT411 Ethics and Professional ism in Accounting* 3 

BMGT422 Auditing Theory & Practice* 3 

Oneof the foil owing: 3 

BMGT410 Government Accounting 

BMGT417 Taxation of Corporations, Partnerships and Estates 

BMGT423 Fraud Examination 

B M GT424 Advanced Accounti ng 

BMGT427 Advanced Auditing Theory & Practice 

BMGT428 Special Topics in Accounting 

Management Accounti ng/ConsultingTrack: 

BMGT426 Advanced Managerial Accounting 3 

Three of the foil owing: 9 

d m r-ronc Survey of B usi ness I nf ormati on Systems and 
BMGT305 Techndogy 

B M GT323 Taxati on of I ndi vi dual s* 

BMGT332 Operations Research for Management Decisions 

B M GT385 Operati ons M anagement 

BMGT402 Database Systems 

BMGT403 Systems Anal ysi sand Design 

BMGT410 Government Accounting 

BMGT411 Ethics and Professional ism in Accounting* 

BMGT417 Taxation of Corporations, Partnerships and Estates 



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BMGT423 Fraud Exam nation 

BMGT424 Advanced Accounting 

BMGT428 Special Topics in Accounting 

BMGT430 Linear Statistical Models in Business 

BMGT434 Introduction to Optimization 

BMGT440 Advanced Financial Management 

BMGT446 Intemational Finance 

Upper Level Ecxxwmcs Requirement 3 

One of ttie following courses: 

ECON305 I ntermediateMacroeconorric Theory and Policy 

ECON306 I ntermediateMicroeconorric Theory 

ECON330 Money and Banking 

ECON340 Intemational Economics 

Total C recite for Accounting 27 

and Economics 

* Required for CPA in Maryland 

I n addition to the major requirements listed above, pi ease consult Chapter 6 or www.rhsmithumd.edu for a listing of additional Smith School 
degree requirements that apply to all Smith School majors. 

The basic educational requirements of the Maryland State Board of Public Accountancy to sitfortheCPA examination are a baccalaureate or 
higher degree with a major in Accounting or with a non-accounting degree supplemented by course work the Board determines to be substantially 
the equivalent of an Accounting major. Students planning to take the CPA examination for certification and licensing outside Maryland should 
determi ne the educati onal requi rements for that state and arrange thei r program accordi ngl y. 

120 credits are required to comrJeteadegreeinAccounting; however, students seeking to become a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) must meet 
the certification requi rements for the state in which they wish to practice Most states, including Maryland, requi re a minimum of 150 credit hours 
of col lege educati on to fulfill the education requi rements to obtain a CPA license However many of these states, including Maryland, will allow 
applicants to take the CPA exam prior to earning 150 credits if they have accumulated 120 credits, earned a degree, and meet specified education 
requirements. Inaddition, do not assume the course and credit requi rements for the accounting maj or are sufficient for all states Fordetailson 
various states' CPA requi rments visit www.nasba.ora 

Advising 

General advising for students admitted to the Smith School of Business is avail able Monday through Friday in the Office of Undergraduate 
Programs, 1570 Van Munching Hall, 301-405-2286, urdergradinfo@rhsrnith.umd.edu. It is recommended that students visitthisoffice each 
semester to ensure that they are i nformed about current requi rements and procedures. Transfer students enteri ng the university can be advised 
during spring, summer, and fall transfer orientation programs. Contact the Orientation Off ice for further information, 301-314-8217. 

Aerospace Engineering (ENAE) 

A. J ames Clark School of Engineering 

3181 Glenn L. Martin Hall, 301-405-2376 

www.aero.umd.edu 

Chai r: N . Were! ey ( M i nta M arti n Professor of Aerospace Engi neeri ng) 

Professors: R. Celi, I . Chopra (Alfred Gessow Professor of Rotorcraft Engineering), A. Flatau, W. Fourney, J . Hubbard, S. Lee, J . Leishman 

(Minta Martin Professor), M. Lewis, D. Pines(Dean) 

Associate Professors: D. Akin, J . Baeder, C. Cadou, J . Humbert P. Martin, D. Paley, R. Samer, R. Sedwick, A. Winkdmam, K. Yu 

Assi stant Professors: A . J ones 

Lecturers: B. Barbee, C. Carignan, L. Healy, D. Israel, K. Lewy, J . Mitchell, E. Morelli, V. Nagaraj, D. Palumbo 

Affiliate Associate Professors: A. Marshall, A.Trouve 

Professors Emeriti: J . Anderson, E.J ones 

Visiting Faculty: M. Bowden, F. Schm'tz 

The Major 

Aerospace engineering concerns processes involved in design, manufacture and operation of aerospace vehicles within and beyond planetary 
atmospheres. Vehicles range from helicopters and other vertical takeoff aircraft at the I ow-speedend of the flight spectrum to spacecraft traveling 
thousands of m les per hour duri ng launch, orbit trans-planetary flight or reentry at the high-speed end. Between are general aviation and 
commerci al transport ai rcraft f I yi ng at speeds wel I bel ow and close to the speed of sound, and supersoni c transports, f i ghters and missiles. 
A I though each speed regime and each vehicle poses its special problems, all aerospace vehicles can be addressed by a common set of technical 
specialties or disciplines. 

Sub-disciplines of Aerospace Engineering are aerodynam'csflightdynam'cs propulsion, structures, and "design". Aerodynamics addresses the 
f I ow of ai r and associ ated forces, moments, pressures, and temperature changes. F I i ght-dynarri cs addresses the moti on of vehi d es i ncl udi ng 
trajectories, rotational dynamics, sensors, arid control laws requi red for successful accomplishment of missions Propulsion addresses the engines 
which have been devised to convert chemical (and occasionally other forms) energy into useful work to produce the thrust needed to propel 
aerospace vehicles Structures addresses material properties, stresses, strains, deflection, and vibration along with manufacturing processes 
required to produce very light weight and rugged elements needed in aerospace vehicles. A erospace "design" addresses the process of synthesizing 
vehicles and systems to meet defined missions and more general needs This process draws on information from other sub-disci pi ines whi le 
embodyi ng i ts own uni que d ements. The A erospace E ngi neeri ng program i s desi gned to provide a firmfoundati on in various sub-disciplines. 

Courses offered by thi s department may be found under the acronym ENAE 



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The Bachelor of Science in Aerospace Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.orq, 111 
Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, M D 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700. 

Program Obj ecti ves 

(1) Our graduates will be successful in their professional careers, including industry, government service, and academi a, inthe State of Maryland 
arid beyond. 

( 2) Our graduates wi 1 1 contri bute to the creati on of useful new products, or the generati on of ori gi nal research, by anal yzi ng and i mpl emend ng 
sol uti ons to re! evant probl ems i n the component di sci pi i nes of Aerospace E ngi neeri ng. 

(3) Our graduates will contri bute effectively when part of an integrated team cleariycomrmnicating with team members, supervisors, and clients. 

(4) Our graduates will understand the societal context in which the r profession is practiced, and will successfully adapt to future developments in 
both technol ogy and the empl oyment market. 



Program L ear ni ng Outcomes 

As a result of completing our undergraduate program our students should have developed the foil owing ski I Is: 
DAbil'" . . . .. 

2) Abil 

3) Abil 

4) Abil 

5) Abil 

6) Abil 

7) Abil 

8) Abil 

9) Abil 



ty to appl y knowl edge of mathemati cs 

ty to apply knowledge of basic science (chemistry, physics) 

ty to apply knowl edge of engineering principles 

ty to use computers to sol ve engi neeri ng probl ems 

ty to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems 

ty to design and conduct experi ments 

ty to anal yze and i nterpret data 

ty to desi gn a component system or process to meet desi red needs under realistic constrai nts 

ty to use the techniques, skills, and tools of modern engineering practice 

10) A bill ty to write eff ecti vdy 

11) Ability to speak effectively 

12) A bi li ty to f uncti on eff ecti vel y as part of a mul ti di sci p! i nary team 

13) Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility 

14) K nowl edge of conternporary i ssues i n engi neeri ng 

15) Understandi ng of the impact of engineering sol uti ons in a global and societal context 

16) Awareness of the need to continually upgrade my technical knowledge base and skills 

Academic Programs and Dep ar tmental Facilities 

The Aerospace E ngi neeri ng Department has a number of f aci I i ti es to support educati on and research across a range of sped al areas. The 
department has subsonic wi nd tunnds with test sections ranging from a few inches up to 7.75 feet by 11.00 feet as wdl as a supersonic tunnd with 
a6inchby6inchtestsection. Therearea number of structural test machines with capabilities up to 220,000 pounds for static loads and 50,000 
pounds for dynamic I oads. The department also has experi mental facilities to test hdicopter rotors in hover, in forward flight, and in vacuum to 
isolateinertial I oads from aerodynamic I oads. There is an anechoic chamber for the investigation of noise generated by helicopters, and an 
autoclave and other facilities for manufacturing and inspecting composite structures. The neutral buoyancy facility, which investigates 
the assembly of space structures in a simulatecf zero gravity environment is supported by robots and associated controllers There are also many 
computers and workstati ons that provi de I ocal computi ng capabi I i ty and extensi ve network access to campus mai nf names, supercomputi ng centers 
and al I the resources of the I ntemet 

Adrriaaon to the Major 

Admission requirements are thesame as thoseof other Engineering Departments For admssionirforrnationnjIeaseseeA.JarnesClark School of 
E ngi neeri ng under The Col I eges and School secti on of thi s si te. 

Requirements for the Major 

Credits Credits 







First 


Second 




Freshman Year 


Son 


San 


ENES100 


1 ntroduction to Engi neeri ng Design (**can be 

taken fi rst or second semester) 


3** 




ENAE100 


TheAenospace Engineering Pnofession 


1 




CHEM135 


General Chemistry for Engineens 


3 




MATH140/141Cal cuius 1,11 


4 


4 


PHYS161 


General Physics 1 




3 


ENES102 


Mechanics 1 (**can be taken first or second semester) 




3** 


ENAE202 


Aerospace Computi ng 




3 




General Education Program Requinements 


3 


3 




Total Credits 


14 


16 






Credits 


Credits 






First 


Second 




SophomoreYear 


San 


San 


ENES220 


Mechanics II 


3 




ENAE283 


1 ntroduction to Aerospace Systems 


3 




MATH241 


Calculus III 


4 




ENAE200 


TheAenospace Engineering Pnofession 1 1 




1 


ENES232 


ThenrTDdynarnics 




3 


MATH 246 


Differential Equations 




3 



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MATH461 Li near Algebra for Scientists and Engineers 

or 
MATH 240 Introduction to Li near Algebra 
PHYS260/261 General Physics 1 1 
PHYS270/271 General Physics II I 

General Education Program Requirements 

Total Credits 



3-4 



ENAE311 
ENAE301 

ENAE362 

ENAE324 
ENAE432 
ENAE380 
ENGL393 



ENAE414 



Junior Year 

Aerodynamics I 

Dynamics of Aerospace Systems 

Aerospace I nstrumentation and 

Experimentation 

Aerospace Structures 

Control of Aerospace Systems 

Fl ight Software Systems 

Technical Writing 

General Education Program Requirements 

Aeronautical Track 
Aerodynamics 1 1 

Space System Track 





4 


3 


3 


17 


16 


Credits 


Credits 


First 


Seccnd 


Sem 


Sem 


3 




3 




3 






4 




3 


3 






3 


3 


3 



ENAE404 


Space F 1 i ght Dynarri cs 
Total Credits 


15 


3 
16 


ENAE464 
ENAE423 
ENAE398* 
ENAE 400s* 
ELECTIVE+ 


Senior Year 

Aerospace Engineering Lab 
Vibration & Aeroelasticity 
Honors Research Project or 
: one400 level ENAE course 
Technical Elective; see note below 
General Education Program Requirements 


Credits 
First 
Sem 

3 

3 


Credits 

Second 

Sem 

3 
3 

3 
3 


ENAE403 
ENAE455 
ENAE481 
ENAE482 


Aeronautical Track 
Aircraft Flight Dynamics 
A i rcraft Propul si on & Power 
Pri nci pi es of A i rcraft Desi gn 
Aeronautical Systems Designs 


3 
3 
3 


3 


ENAE441 
ENAE457 
ENAE483 
ENAE484 


Space System Track 

Space Navigation & Guidance 

Space Propulsion & Power 

Pri nci pi es of Space Systems Desi gn 

Space Systems Desi gn 

Total Credits 


3 
3 
3 

15 


3 
15 



* Onlyoneof ENAE 398, 488 or 499 may be used for these el ectives. 

+One 300/400 level course in Engineering, Mathematics or Physical Sciences 
that has been approved for thi s purpose by the U ndergraduate P rogram 
Director. 



Minimum Degree Requirements The fulfillment of all department school, and university requirements. A mini mum of 124 credits are required 
for an Aerospace Engineering degree 

Students must select a track. All courses in either the Aeronautical orAstronautical track must be completed. Students in either track who wish to 
gain a broader education across the aeronautical or space application areas can take courses required in the other track as electives 

Academic Benchmarks: Students pursui ng the maj or shod d revi ew the academi c benchmarks establ i shed for thi s program See 
www.4vearplansumd.edu . Students will be periodically reviewed toinsure they are rnaetingberchmarks and progressing to the degree. Students 
who fal I behi nd program benchmarks are subj ect to sped al advi si ng requi rements and other i nterventi ons. 

Aerospace E lecf ues 

The department off ers a range of el ecu ves The fol I owi ng courses have recent) y been off ered as electives for the undergraduate degree 



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ENAE398H Honors Research 

ENAE415 Helicopter Theory 3 

ENAE416 Viscous Flow & Aerodynamic Heating 3 

fmafa9a Design & Manufacture of Composite 

tNAt^ prototypes 

ENAE425 Mechanics of Composite Structures 3 

rMAr/i->c Computer-Aided Structural Analysis and -, 

ENAE426 ^ 3 

ENAE471 Aircraft Flight Testing 3 

ENAE488B I ntro to Computational Structural Dynamics 3 

ENAE488M High Speed Aerodynamics 3 

ENAE488P Product Design 3 

ENAE488R Hybrid Rocket Design 3 

ENAE488W Design of Remotely Piloted Vehicles 3 

ENAE499 EleCtiveResearch(Repeatableto6credits) 3 



Other Requirements for the Major 

See Chapter 6 for mi ni mum grade requi rements in key prerequisite courses for engi neeri ng students. Students should fol low the sequence of 
courses as outl i ned i n the aerospace engi neeri ng degree requi rements and four-year pi an. 

Advising 

Advising is mandatory. Each student is assigned to afaculty member whose permission is required for course registration each semester. The list of 
advisor assignments is avai I able in the department's main office and on the department's website. 

Undergraduate Research Experiences 

Students can be employed and perform research in any of the department's research labs, centers, orfacilities. Participation in an on or off campus 
internship, co-op, or other experiential I earning opportunity is strongly encouraged. See the aerospace engineering undergraduate studies staff for 
information on performing research in a department lab arid contact the Engineering Co-op and Career Services off ice for assistance in 
obtai ni ng off campus posi ti ons or experi ences. 

Honors Program 

The Aerospace Engi neeri ng Honors Program at the University of Maryland provicles a rigorousard comprehensive education for a career in 
technical leadership and scientific or engineering research. Honors course work encompasses the required curriculumfor all University of 
Maryland Aerospace Engineering students at an advanced level. 

At the end of their first academic year, each aerospace student is evaluated and students are invited to join the program based on their University of 
Maryland cumulative grade point average and progress toward their degree in Aerospace Engineering. Honors sections of ENAE 283, ENAE 311, 
and ENAE 423 (designated by an 'H' following the course number) are offered as part of this program in addition to an honors research project, 
ENAE 398H, whi ch cul mi nates in a scholarly paper and presentation at a professional conference Students who complete the honors curriculum 
graduate with Aerospace Honors at the ti me of commencement. 

Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

The Department is home to student chapters of the American I nstituteof Aeronautics and Astronautics American Hel icopter Society - 

I nternati oral , and the Si gma Gamma Tau aerospace engi neeri ng honors sciciety. Aercspace Engi neeri ng students are also frequent part cirjants in 

student acti vi ti es of the Sod ety f or A dvancement of M ateri al s and Process E ngi neering. 

Scholarships and Financial Assistance 

The Department offers academic scholarships and recipients are chosen based on merit. All admitted and current students in the department are 
automatically considered for these awards No separate application is requi red. The Office of Student Financial Aid(OSFA) administers all types 
of federal, state and institutional financial assistance programs and, in cooperation with other university offices, participates in the awarding of 
scholarships to deserving students. For information, visit www.financialaid.umd.edu. 

Awards and Recognition 

The Department offers the following awards: Academic Achievement Award for the senior with the highest overall academic average at 
graduation; R.M. Rivello Scholarshi p Award and thejoseph Guthrie Memorial A ward for highest overall academic average through thejunior 
year; Sigma Gamma Tau Outstanding Achievement Award for scrolarshipard service to trie student chapter ard trie departrr^ American 
Helicopter Society Outstandi ng Achievement Award for service to the student chapter ard the clepartrrrat; A rrei can I reti 
Astronautics Outstandi ng Achi evement A ward for schol arshi p and service to the stadert chapter ard the clepartmer^^ 
Aerospace Engineering for the best paper and poster presentation based on research performed at the University of Maryland. 

African American Studies (AASP) 

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences 

1119 Taliaferro Hall, 301-405-1158 



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www.bsos.umd.edu/aasd 

Chair: S. Madhavan, Acting Chair 

Associate Professors: S. Harley, S. Madhavan 

Assistant Professors: M . Chateauvert G. Dinwiddie, O. J ohnson, J . Richardson 

Lecturers: J . Clark, J . England, I. KargboJ . Nichols, J . Semper, D. Terry, B. Ward 

The Major 

The African American Studies Department offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with two highly-regarded options: aCultural and Social Analysis 
Concentration with emphasison culture and history; or the Public Policy Concentration with an emphasis on problem-solving, analytical 
decision-making, and practical applications of policyaralysi sard management ski I Is. Inaddition, students who el ect majors in other departments 
can earn a Certificate in African American Studies. I n September 2004, we introduced a minor in Black Women's Studies which is a col laborative 
program with the University's Department of Women's Studies. 

Courses offered i n this department may be found under the acronym AASP. 
Program Obj actives 

The African American Studies Department (AASD) fosters an intellectual environment in which majors learn to 
critically examine, analyze, interpret and discuss the experiences, culture, traditions, and dynamics of people of the 
African Diaspora. A primary goal of the program is to develop strong critical thinking, analytical skills, research and 
writing skills, through our curriculum, such that AASD majors learn the interdisciplinary methods used in examining 
the socio-economic, historical, and political experiences and contributions of people of African descent. Our curriculum 
is organized and structured to introduce AASD majors to African American Studies and to ensure that they receive 
appropriate grounding in the major themes of the field and can place these themes in the historical context of the 
African Diaspora such that they are better prepared to address the social scientific issues of race, racism, and inequality. 
The program provides preparation in fundamental research methodology so that AASD majors are able to explore 
research questions with sufficient rigor. 

Relevance of goals to the mission statements and/or strategic plans of the university, college, or program as applicable: 

The University of Maryland's stated goals for undergraduates include the ability to learn and develop critical reasoning 
and research skills; written and oral communications skills; science and quantitative reasoning, and technological 
fluency. AASD majors are well prepared upon graduation in these areas through the department's curriculum and 
extensive one-on-one mentoring by the AASD faculty. 

Program L ear ni ng Outcomes 

A primary goal of theAfrican American Studies Department is to develop strong critical thinking, research and writing ski I Is, through our 
curriculum such that AASD majors I earn the interdisci pi i nary methods used in examining the socio-economic, historical, and political experiences 
and contri buti ons of peopl e of Af ri can descent. Students shoul d acqui re the f ol I owi ng knowl edge and skills 

Goal 1: Competency in critical analysis: 

AASD students will be able to demonstrate critical reading and analytical skills, including understanding an argument's major 
assertions and assumptions and how to evaluate its supporting evidence. 

Students will be able to articulate how historical changeshapes ideas and social and political structures 

Students will be abletoanalyzeforms and traditions of thought or expression in relation to cultural, historical, political, and social 
context as, for example, dance literature music, and philosophical and religious traditions 

Goal 2: Competency in written communications: 

AASD majors will be ableto demonstrate research ski I Is, i ntegrate their own ideas with those of others and apply the conventions of 
attribution and citation correctly. 

Students will teadetoderronstratetheatolitytoforrulateathesisrdi 
and argumentation. 

Goal 3: Technological competency and critical analysis: 

AASD majors will be able to demonstrate an understandi ng of the differences arrongappropriateardiriarjprorjriatemethocfefo^ 
drawi ng concl usi ons through the use of formal anal yti cal , or computati onal techni ques to address real -won d probl ems 
Goal 4: Critical/Analytical Reasoning: 

AASD majors will be ableto distinguish between premises and conclusions or between data and inferences from data 
Goal 5: Competency in oral communications: 

AASD majors will be able to demonstrate an understanding of the connect! on between writing and thinking and will be able to utilize 
writing and reading for inquiry, learning, thinking and communicating in an academic setting. They will use effective presentation 
techni ques drawn from i nterdi scipli nary research methods 

Admission to the Major 



7. Departments, Majors, and Programs Pa QP 240 



Students wi shi ng to maj or i n Af ri can A men can Stud es must make an advi sing appointment for an (xientati on to the rraj or. SUxlents must 
complete an application and attend a BSOS academic plan workshop. 

Please call theAASD office at 301-405-1158 to make an advising appointment 

Requi rements for the Major 

Students must earn a grade of C- or better i n each course that i s to be counted toward compl eti on of degree requi rements. Students must have a 
rri ri mum 2.0 cumul ati ve grade poi nt average across al I courses used to sati sfy maj or degree requi rements. A 1 1 re) ated or supporti ng courses i n 
other departments must be approved by an AASP faculty advisor. 

Foundation courses required for all majors: Crafts 

AASP100 Introduction to African American Studies 3 

AASP101 Public Policy and the Black Community (Forma-iyAASP300) 3 

AASP200 African Civilization 3 

AASP202 Black Culture in the United States 3 

AASP297 Research Methods in African American Studies (ForrreriyAASP299R) 3 

General Education 40-46 

Cultural and Sodal Analysis Concentration Requirements: 

300/400 Upper-Division Electives in African American Studies 18 

Seminars 

One from 3-6 

AASP397 Senior Thesis 

AASP386/396 Experiential Leami ng / 1 ndependent Study Non-Thesis Option 

AASP395 Fundamentals of Quantitative Research 3 

One from 3 

AASP400 Directed Readings in African American Studies 
AASP402 Classic Readings in African American Studies 

Public Policy Concentration Requirements: 
Analytic Component 

AASP 301 Applied Policy Analysis and the Black Community (Forma-iyAASP428|) 3 

AASP 303 Computer Applications in African American Studies (ForrreriyAASP428P) 3 

AASP 305 Theoretical, Methodologi cal, and Pol icy Research Issues in African 3 

American Studies (ForrrerlyAASP401) 

ECON 200 Principles of Microeconomics 4 

ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 4 

One additional analytical ski I Is course outside of AASP, withAASP 

approval 

One from 3 

STAT100 Elementary Statistics and Probability 
SOCY 201 Introductory Statistics for Sociology 

Equivalent Statistics Course (Sophomore Year) 



3 



AASP* Policy Electives in African American Studies* 6 

Final Option 3-6 

One from 

AASP397 Senior Thesis 

AASP386/396 Experiential Leami ng / 1 ndependent Study Non-Thesis 

Total Credits 90-93 

♦Upper-division AASP electives in the policy area (AASP numbers 499A-Z) or, with approval, elective courses outside of AASP 

Requi rements for the Mi nor 
Black Women's Studies 

J oint Minor in Black Women's Studies 

College of Arts and Humanities 

2101 Woods Hall, 301-405-6877 

www.unxl.edu/wm5t 

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences 

2169LefrakHall 

www.bsos.unxl.edu/aasp 

The j oi nt rri nor i n B I ack Women's Stucfi es f ocuses on the I i ves and experi ences of worrenof Africa and the African Diaspora. As a specialty in the 

fields of Women's Studies and African American Studies, it will rxcwiclestodertewithtDolsfcirurxierstandingthesocial and cultural contextsin 

which race, gender, class, sexuality, ethnicity, nation and other dimensions of difference intersect to influence the lives and experi ences of Black 



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women. 

Fifteen (15) credits of coursework are required, distributed below. A number of courses may count in more than one category. Nocoursewitha 

grade less than C- may be used to satisfy the minor. Students wil I design their program in consultation with the Women's Studies or African 

A meri can Studi es advi sor. N o more than two courses may count toward a maj or i n Af ri can A men can Studi es or Women's Studi es 

Foundation courses (6 credits) 

WMST263/AASP203 Introduction to Black Women's Studies or 

WMST265/AASP213 Constructions of Manhood and Womanhood in the Black Community 

AASP313/WMST314BlackWomeninU.S. History 

Distributive Requirements (9 credits) 

Area I -Comparative or Non-US Course- indicated by a* below (3 credits) 

Area II - Humanities (3 credits) 

WM ST263/AASP203 1 ntroducrjon to Black Women's Studies 

THET240 African Americans in Filmand Theater 

*ENGL362 Caribbean Literaturein English 

*FREN478B Themes and Movements of French Literature in Translation: Francophone Women Writers 

Area III - Serial Sciences (3 credits) 

WM ST265/AASP213 Constructi ons of M anhood and Womanhood i n the B I ack Community 

HIST319 Women and theCivil Rights Movement 

* WM ST360 Cari bbean Women 

*WM ST410 Women of the African Diaspora 

WMST488 Senior Seminar: Black Women in the Public Eye 

AASP493 Feminist and National ist Thought in the Black Community 

WMST498 Black Feminist Thought WMST498 Womanisms and Feminisms: Theories and Methods 

AASP483 Gender, Sexual ity and the Black Family 

No course grade below the grade of C- may count toward the minor. An overall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation. 

To make an appoi ntment to explore or deel are a rri nor, go to www.arfKJ.urrri.edu/undergraduate/academi cs/mi nors 

Certificate 

The Cerrj f i cate i n Af ri can A meri can Studi es off ers undergraduate students an excel I entopportonity to develep a specialization in African 
American issues while pursuing a major in another field. Certificate students learn about the social, economic, political and cultural history of the 
African A meri can people through a concentration of courses they plan with the AASD Academic Advisor. Courses taken toward the certificate 
also may be used to satisfy General Education requirements and electives. 

Eami ng a Certif i cate i n Af ri can A meri can Studi es gi ves students a compefj ti ve acrvaritage in thejob market by adding greater focus to their 
undergraduate experi ence 

Please see catalog section on "Certificate Programs" for more information and requirements for a Certificate in African American Studies 

Advising 

The Af ri can A meri can Studi es Department has mandatory advi si ng f or al I A A SD maj ors 

Undergraduates in good academic standing may enroll in the African American Studies Department or obtain more information about avail able 
options and services by contacting the Undergraduate Academic Advisor, African American Studies Department 1119 Taliaferro Hal I, University 
of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742, 301-405-1158. 

Undergraduate Research Experiences 

Af ri can A meri can Studi es maj ors and cerrj f i cate students are wel come and encouraged to appl y for undergraduate research assi stantshi ps as part 
of AASP386, Experiential Learning. The studentmust be in good standi ngand have at least 56 cumulative credit hours toapply. 

Additionally, AASD majors with an overall G.P.A. of 3.0 or above may enrol I, with department permission, intheAASP397, Senior Thesis, 
working with one or more core AASD faculty members. The student must have successfully completed AASP297, Research Methods in African 
American Studies. 

For more information and details, please call theAASD Academic Advisor at 301-405-1158. 

F iddwor k Opportunities 

Experiential Learning, AASP386, in African American Studies is an academic seminar for majors and certif i cate students who are working at 
internship or service sites and organizations whose mission and goals related to the African American experience Through coursework and class 
discussions, students arechal lenged to integrate their experiential experiences with the interdisci pi i nary study of past and present African 
American communities. To successfully earn credit for experiential learning students must fulfill the requirements at the internship or service site, 
parti ci pate in a weekly seminar, and complete the assigned proj ects aimed at bringing together academic research, reflective work, and professional 
development. 

The internship or service portion of the course requires students to work closely with their site supervisors. Students are required to fulfil I thejob 
responsibilities and work the number of hours per week that is outlined in their learning proposals. Site supervisors define specific job 
responsibilities and assignments, monitor their training, and evaluate their performance at the end of the semester by completing an evaluation 
form and submitting a letter of recommendation to be included in their portfolios 

Students are al so required to parti ci pate in a weekly seni rwarxl complete assignments that exam ne the rd work, and 

service experiences. The seminar wil I givestoclents theopportonity to discuss tharirtff 

understanding of African A meri can studies. During the seminar, students will share information about assignments and give each other feedback. 
Students wil I evaluate their internship sites and the roles thesites play in black communities and in promoting social charge 



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Internships 

AASP 386- Experiential Learning in African American Studies was developed to enable rrajors and certificate students to formally I ink their 
academi c studi es to experi ences as undergraduate teachi ng assi starts, undergraduate research assi starts, and through external i rternshi ps, whi I e 
doing so in a structured learning context 

Undergraduate teaching assistants and undergraduate research assistants work directiy with an AASD faculty member who provides supervision 
and mertori ng to the student i n al I aspects of thei r undergraduate assi startship. 

Student participating in external internships work closely with their site supervisors. Students are required to fulfill thejob responsibilities and 
work the number of fours per week triatisortlined in their I earning proposals. Site supervisors define specific job responsibilities and 
assignments, monitor their training, and eval uate thei r performance at the end of the semester by completing an evaluation form and submitting a 
I etter of recommendati on to be i ncl uded i n thei r portf oi i os. 

All students mustpartici pate in a weekly semi nar, and complete assi gned projects aimed at bringirgtogetiier academic research, reflective work, 
and prof essi onal development 

Honors Progr am 

AASD offers honors sections for many of our General Education and upper-level elective courses 

AASP397, Senior Thesis is a capstone course that offers AASD majors who haveacumulativeG.P.A. of 3.0 or higher and who complete 
AASP297, Research Methods in African America Studies, with a B+or better, the opportunity to work with a tenured or tenured-track AASD 
faculty member in a i ndependert study to complete a senior thesis project 

Seni or thesis students have the opportunity to research, write and oral I y defend their thesis project before a panel of AASD faculty. 

Please make an appointment to seethe AASD Academic Advisor about the honors sequence by call ing 301-405-1158. 

Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

AASD majors have the opportunity of being well prepared for leadership positions in campus organizations. AASD majors have historically 
held notable positions at the University of Maryland in such organizations as the NAACP, Alpha Nu Omega Sorority, I ncorporated and The Black 
Student Union. 

The Society of African American Studies is the student-run organization associated withardsurjported by tfie department. The Society provides 
community service in local schools hosts on-campus programs and everts, and annual I y has supported a local family through its 
"Adopt-a-Family" program 

The Society annually sponsors a "Saturday Freedom School" program which brings middle school children from a local Prince George's County 
Publ i c School to campus for seven consecuti ve Saturdays. The program provi des mertori ng and academi c support that seeks to foster the 
development of positiveBlack identities in the student participants, while strengthening their academic performance 

Students are recruited from across theUMD campus to serve as mentors to Saturday Freedom School participants. 

Pleasecall 301-405-1158 to inquire about the Society of African American Studies. 

Scholarships and Financial Assistance 

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers all types of federal, state and institutional financial assistance programs and, in 
cooperation with other university offices, participates in the awarding of scholarships to deserving students. For information, please visit 
www.fi nanci al ai d.umd.edu. 

Awards and Recognition 

Graduating seniors with an overall G.P.A. of a 3.2 who have earned a 3.5 GPA withinthe major are recognized with departmental honors 
Graduating seniors with an overall G.P.A. of a 3.5 who have earned a 3.7 GPA withinthe major are recognized with departmental high honors 



African American Studies Certificate 

1119 Taliaferro Hall, 301-405-1158 
www.bsos.umd.edu/aasp 
vskeeter@umd.edu 

The Certificate in African American Studies offers undergraduate students an excel lent opportunity to develop a special izati on in 

African-American issues whi le pursuing a major in another field. Certificatestudents learn aboutthesocial, economic, political and cultural history 

of the African-American peoplethrough a concentration of courses they plan with the AASD Academic Advisor. Courses taken toward the 

certificate also may be used to satisfy General Education requirements and dectives 

Eami ng a Certif i cate i n Af ri can A meri can Studi es gi ves students a competi ti ve aclvartage in thejob market by adding greater focus to their 

undergraduate experi ence 

Requirements for theCertificate 

. 9 hours of AASP General Education courses AASP100, AASP101, and AASP200 or AASP202. 

• 9hours of upper division electivesinAASP (300 level or above); courses in other departments must be pre-approved. 

• 3creditsemnar:AASP400orAASP402. 



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• Students must earn a "C-" or above in each course applied toward the certificate. 

• Students must have a rri ni mum 2.0 cumul ati ve grade poi nt average across al I courses used to sati sfy the undergraduate cerrj f i cate 
requirements. 

• No more than 9 credit hours appl ied towards a major may be counted for the certificate. 

• No more than 9 credit hours may betaken at institutions other than UMCP. 

Far more information, or to apply, please call the African American Studies Department at 405- 115a TheAASD office is located in 1119 
Taliaferro Hall. 

Agricultural and Resource Economics (AREC) 

Cdlegeof Agricultureand Natural Resources 

2200 Symons Hal I, 301-405-1291 

www.arec.umd.edu 

undergraduateprograrr@arec.umd.edu 

Chair: L. Olson 

Professors R. Chambers, R.Just, E. Lichtenberg, R. Lopez, L. Lynch, K. McConneJI, W. Musser, M. Nerlove 

Associate Professors: A. Alberini, J. Hanson, H. Leathers, K. Leonard, D. Lipton, R.Williams 

Assistant Professors V. Hoffmann, S. Houde (Asst Prof), P. J akiela (Asst Prof), K. Kalyanaraman (Asst Prof), D. Newbum (Asst Prof), C. Towe 

I nstructors: D. J ohnson (Farm Management Specialist) 

Affiliate Professors: P. Cramton, M. Cropper 

Adjunct Professors: J. ChavasJ. HoddinottJ. List, J. Quiggin 

Adjunct Associate Professors: K. McNew 

Professors Emeriti: F. Bender, N. Bockstael, E. Brown, J. Cain, J. Curtis P. Foster, I. Hardie, D. HuethJ. Moore, G. Stevens, I. Strand, D.Tuthill 

The Major 

Agricultural and Resource Economics majors completea set of prerequisite courses, a core of classes offered by the Agricultural and Resource 
Economics Department and one or more fields comprised of selected courses from outside the department. The core includes courses in economic 
reasoning, agribusiness management environmental and resource policy, agricultural policy, economic development, and analytical methodsThe 
program permits students flexibility in choosing fields to fit their career interests Majors must complete one and are strongly encouraged to 
conrpl ete two f i el ds. The curri cul um bal ances breadth and depth, and I ets students devel op acaderri c ski 1 1 s i n two or more areas The program 
provides a good foundation for careers in economics, resource or environmental policy, agribusiness, and international agriculture. Students are 
also able to minor in Agricultural and Resource Economics. 

DouUeMajors 

The department features a double major with Spanish for students interested in careers in multinational agribusiness firms or international 
agencies It features a double major with Government and Politics for students interested in law school. Both can becompleted within 120 credits. 
Other double majors are possible in consultation with an advisor. 

Program L ear ni ng Outcomes 

Upon completion of the degree program students should have acquired the foil owing knowledge and skills 

• An understandi ng of econorri c terms and concepts. 

• An abi I ity to draw i nferences from data 

• A knowledge of relevant laws, institutions, and policies 

Requirements for the Major 

C recite 

PrerequisteCourses 

ECON200 Principles of Microeconomics 4 

ECON201 Principlesof Macroeconomics 4 

ECON306 I ntHrnediateMicroeconomic Theory 3 

ECON321 Economic Statistics OR 3 

B M GT230B usi ness Stati sti cs 
MATH220 Elementary Calculus I, OR 3 

MATH140Calculusl 
STAT100 Elementary Statisrjcsand Probability, OR 3 

MATH 111 I ntroducti on to Probabi I ity 

Major CoreCourses 

Seven of these courses rrust be successful I y corrpl eted. 

AREC404 Applied PriceAnalysis 3 

AREC405 Economics of Production 3 

AREC425 Economics of the Food Sector 3 

A REC427 Econorri cs of Commodity M arketi ng Systems 3 

AREC433 Food and Agricultural Policy 3 

AREC435 Commodity Futures and Options 3 

AREC445 Agricultural Development in the Third World 3 



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AREC453 Economics of Natural Resource Use 3 

AREC455 Econorricsof Land Use 3 

AREC484 IntroductiontoEconometricsinAgriculture 3 

AREC306 Farm Management 3 

adc„ot ComputEr-Based Analysis in Agricultural and Resource -, 

AREC382 Econonics 3 

a d przinrt ^y otner 3 credit 400 level AREC course may be substituted with 
AKtLWUS permission of advisor 

Fields 

All majors must complete one of the foil owing fields. Two are 
strongl y encouraged. 

Business Management 

BMGT220 Principlesof Accounting I 3 

BMGT221 Principlesof Accounting II 3 

BMGT340 Business Finance 3 

BMGT350 Marketing Principles 3 

B M GT364 M anagement and Organi zati on 3 

BMGT380 Business Law I 3 



Other 300 level BMGT courses may be substituted, 
s with perrri ssi oi 

authorize students 
business majors) 



B M GTSOOs™ I* 1 P 9 ™ SB on °f ac ^ sor - Crne AREC department cannot 
authorizestudentstDtakeBMGTooursesthatarerestrictEdto 



Tota 1 Credits 18 

Agricultural Science 

Six (or more) courses in agricultural science, including: 
PLSC204 Fundamentals of Agricultural Mechanics 3 

PLSC100 Introduction to Horticulture, OR 4 

PLSC101 Introduction to Crop Science 

ENST105 Soil and Environmental Quality 3 

ANSC101 Principlesof Animal Science 3 

Other courses in agricultural science, chosen in 
_ R , c(-i consultation with an advisor. Substitutions to the above , 

I i sted courses may be made wi th the perrri ssi on of 
advisor. 

Total Credits 18 

Feed Production 

Si x courses f rom the fol I owi ng I i st: 
PHYS117 Introduction to Physics OR 4 

PHYS121Fundamentalsof Physics 
BSCI105 Principlesof Biology 4 

BSCI223 General Microbiology 4 

NFSC100 Elements of Nutrition 3 

NFSC112 FoodScienceandTechnology 3 

NFSC430 Food Microbiology 3 

NFSC431 Food Qua 1 ity Control 4 

Other courses rel ated to food sci ence can be substi tuted 

wi th perrri ssi on of advi sor. 

Total Credits 18 

Environmental and Resource Policy 

Si x courses from the fol I owi ng I i st: 

ECON481 Environmental Economics 3 

ANTH450 Theory and Practiceof Environmental Anthropology 3 

HIST405 Environmental History 3 

GEOG372 Remote Sensing 3 

GEOG373 Geographic I nformetion Systems 3 

GVPT273 Introduction to Environmental Politics 3 

GVPT306 Global Ecopolitics 3 
Other courses rel ated to envi ronrrental pol i ci es or 
sciences can be substituted with perrri ssi on of advisor. 

Total Credits 18 



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I ntemational Agriculture 

Si x courses f rom the fol I owi ng I i st: 
ECON305 I ntHmedi ate Macroeconomics 3 

ECON315 Economic Development of Underdeveloped Areas 3 

ECON340 International Economics 3 

GEOG422 Population Geography 3 

GV PT200 I ntematj oral Pol i ti cal Rel ati ons 3 

GVPT350 International Relations in the Third World 3 

ENST440 Crops, Soils and Civilization 3 

PLSC303 International Crop Production 3 

Other courses related to international economics, 

business, politics, or agriculture can be substituted with 

perrri ssi on of advi sor. 

Tota 1 Credits 18 

Political Process 

Any six courses in government and politics, chosen ,„ 

with perrri ssi on of the advi sor. 

Total Credits 18 

Advanced Degree Preparation 

Six (or more) courses from the fol I owing list 

ECON407 Advanced Macroeconomics 3 

ECON414 GameTheory 3 

ECON415 Strategic Behavior and I ncentives 3 

ECON422 Econometrics I 3 

ECON423 Econometrics 1 1 3 

ECON425 Mathematical Economics 3 

MATH141 Calculus II 4 

MATH 240 Introduction to Li near Algebra 4 

MATH241 Calculus II I 4 

Other courses in mathematics, statistics, or 

econorretrics may be substituted with permission of 

advisor. 

Total Credits 18 

Student Designed F idd 

This field requires a written proposal listing at I east six 

courses totaling at least 18 credits. The proposal must 

be subrri tied to the U ndergraduate Comrri ttee of the 

AREC department Committee approval must be 18 

obtai ned 30 or more credi t hours before graduati on. A 

student designed field may be used to study a foreign 

language as part of theAREC curriculum 

Total Credits 18 

Other Retirements for the Major 

All courses must be passed with a grade of C- or better to count towards prerequisite courses, major core courses, or field requirements. "C-or 
better" means any grade for which theUniversity awards 1.7 or more quality pointsincalculatingGPA. Beginning with students matriculating Fall 
2012, to be awarded a baccalaureate degree, students must have a mini mum C (2.00) cumulative grade point average across all courses used to 
sati sfy maj or degree requi rements 

RequirernentsfortheMinor 

Four minors existinAREC, Agribusiness Economics, Resource and Agricultural Policy in Economic Development Environmental Economics and 
Policy, and Global Poverty. Requirements are listed below: 

Agribusiness Economics 

AREC250 Elements of Agricultural and Resource Economics (3 credits) 
AREC404 Applied Price Analysis (3 credits) 
AREC405 Economics of Production (3 credits) 
AREC425 Economics of Food Sector (3 credits) 
AREC435 Commodity Futures and Options (3 credits) 



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Another AREC course can be substituted for one of the courses I isbed 
with permission of the Undergraduate Advisor. 

15Total Credits 



AREC250 
AREC365 
AREC433 

AREC445 

AREC453 



Resource and Agricultural Policy in Economic Development 

Elements of Agricultural and Resource Economics (3 credits) 

World Hunger, Population and Food Suppl ies (3 credits) 

Food and Agricultural Policy (3credits) 

Agricultural Development, Population Growth, and Environment (3 

credits) 

Natural Resources and Public Policy (3 credits) 

Another AREC course can be substituted for one of the course listed 
with permission of the Undergraduate Advisor. 

15Total Credits 



AREC240 
AREC332 

AREC382 

AREC445 
AREC455 



Environmental Economics and Policy 

IntroductiontoEconomicsandtheEnvironment (3credits) 

Introduction to Natural Resource Pol icy (3credits) 

Computer-basedAnalysisinAgricultural and Resource Economics 

(3 credits) 

Agricultural Development, Population Growth, and Environment (3 

credits) 

Economics of Land Use (3 credits) 

Another AREC course can be substituted for one of the course listed 

with perrrissi on of Undergraduate Advisor. 

15Total Credits 



Global Poverty 

Students trust complete at least 15 credits in the Minor i ncl udi ng at I east one of the fol I owing Signature courses in the Global Poverty Minor: 

AREC 345 
AREC 365 



Global Poverty and Economic Development (3 credits) 
World Hunger, Population, and Food Supplies (3 credits) 



and at I east one si gnature course from another track i n the G I obal Studi es M i nor P rogram 

BSST 330 Terrorist Motivations and Behaviors (3 credits) 

ENES472 International BusinessCultures in Engineering andTechnology (3credits) 

GEOG 130 Developing Countries (3 credits) 

GEOG 330 As the World Turns: Society and Sustainabi I ity in aTi me of Great Change (3credits) 

GVPT306 Global Ecopolitics (3 credits) 

The remaining credits rrust be completed fromthefollowing: 

AREC 445 Agricultural Development Population Growth and the Environment (3 credits) 

ECON 315 Economic Development of Underdeveloped Areas (3 credits) 

ECON 375 Economics of Poverty and Discrimination (3 credits) 

ECON 416 Theory of Economic Development (3 credits) 

ECON 418 Economic Development of Selected Areas(3 credits) 

ENST100 International Crop Production-lssuesand Challenges inthe21stCentury (3credits) 

FMSC 381 Poverty, Affluence, and Families (3 credits) 

GEOG 130 Developing Countries (3 credits) 

HONR 228N Evaluating Global Development Assistance (3 credits) 

HON R 228R Parent ng and Poverty: The Effects of Growi ng U p Poor on Chi I dren's Devel opment (3 credits) 

3 credits of study abroad or 3 credits of an internship or experiential learning related to poverty and approved by advisor. 

A second G I obal Poverty si gnature course and addi ti oral si gnature courses from another G I obal Studi es M i nor may serve as el ecti ves provi ded 
they are not bei ng used to sati sfy the requi rements of a different rri nor. Students may al so propose other courses to meet the el ecti ve requi rement 
No course may be used to satisfy the requirements of more than one minor. 

At least 9 credits must be at the 300-400 level . 

All courses presented for the rri nor must be passed with a grade of C- or better. Beginning with students matriculating in Fall 2012, to be awarded 
a baccalaureate degree, students must have a rri ni mum C (2.00) cumulative grade point average across all courses used to sati sfy rri nor 
requirements. 

Advising 

Because the program isflexible, advising is mandatory every semester. Appointments may be made by visiting the link below. 
htto://www.arec.umd.edu/undergraduate/advising 

Internships 

I nternship Prog/am 



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ThisirternshipexperierceisopentocurrentAREC undergraduate students and students in the Global Poverty minor. 

I nternship Prog-am Description 

Students will identify an internship and start the process of getting approval fromtheAssistant Director. If students need help with identifying an 
internship, theAssistant Director can provide assistance Once approval isgivenandall paperwork issigned, the student will register for the 
internship course AREC 386. A students rrtstcornpletetheinterrBM pin the same sernester he/she register for the course 

Pleasevisitthislink for additional information. 

http://www.arec.urrri.edu/urdergraduateyurdergraduate^prograrns/i ntemshi p-program 

Scholarships and Financial Assistance 

AREC offers schol arshi ps to A REC undergrade These awards are based on merit and are i n additi on to any fundi ng recei ved from the campus or 
from the col lege Currently, scholarshipawardsareavailabletothefull-timeAREC majors with the highest GPAs. Theyarecleterrninedona 
semester basis and depend on the avail ability of funds Schol arshi pawardees are required to conduct themseives in accordance with the rules and 
regulations of the University. 

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers all types of federal, state and institutional financial assistance programs and, in 
cooperation with other university offices, participates in the awarding of scholarships to deserving students. For information, visit: 
www.fi nancialaid.umd.edu . 

Awards and Recognition 

Schol arshi ps honoring A rthurand Paul i ne Seidenspinnerand Ray Murray are available Contact a faculty advisor for more information, 
301-405-1291. 

Agricultural Sdenceand Technology (AG ST) 

Cdlegeof Acj-icultureand Natural Resources 

2102 Plant Sciences Building, 301-405-4355 

www.pslaumd.edu 

khunt@umd.edu 

Chair: A. Murphy (Prof & Chair) 

Director: D. Glenn (Assoc Prof) 

The Major 

Agricultural Sciences and Technology is a science based curriculum that allows students to obtain technological ski I Is in a broad area of 
agricultural studies. Agricultural Sciences andTechnology students are required to takecoursesin Agricultural Economics, Animal Sciences, 
Environmental Science and Technology, Plant Science and Pest Management The high number of restrirted and non-restricted electivesinthis 
curriculum allows students the flexiblity to develop an academic program compatj be with their personal interests Students majoring in this 
curri culum are strongly advised to choose two primary areas of concentrati on. Forexample students may want to devel op expertise in both 
Animal Sdenceand Crop Science 

I n addition to offering this curriculum the Department of Plant Science and LandscapeArchitectureoffers two other undergraduate degrees the 
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Plant Sciences and the Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (BLA). These programs are described elsewhere in the 
catalog under "Plant Sciences" and "LandscapeArchitecture" 

Courses offered by this department may be found under the foil owing acronyms: PLSC and LARC. 
Program Learning Outcomes 

• Students wi 1 1 devel op techni cal and knowl edge-based ski 1 1 s i n the requi red areas of study. 

• Students wi 1 1 use techni cal and basi c I earned knowl edge to col I aborate, sol ve probl ems and then arti cul ate concl usi ons 

• Students shall devd op effective communication skills and demonstrate the ability to present ideas with clarity to an appropriate audience 

• Students will connect and build relationships with external groups in the appropriate fields of study. 

Requirements for the Major 







Credits 


ANSC101 


Principles of Animal Science 


3 


ANSC 


ANSC** 


3 


ANSC220 


L i vestock M anagement 


3 


ANSC340 


Health Management of Animal Populations OR 


3-4 


PLSC420 


Pri nci pi es of PI ant Pathol ogy 




AREC250 


Elements of Agricultural and Resource Economics 


3 


AREC 


AREC** 


3 


BSCI 105 


Pri nci pies of Biology 1 


4 


BSCI 106 


Principles of Biology II, OR 




PLSC201 


PI ant Structure and F uncti on 


4 


BSCI 


BSCI**I nsect Pest Type Course 


3 


CHEM104 


Furxiamentalsof Organic and Biochemistry 


4 



CHEM131/132 General Chemistry I and Lab 



ENST200 


Fundamentals of Soil Science 


ENST 


ENST** 


MATH 113 


MATH IB or higher 


PLSC389 


Internship 


PLSC398 


Seminar 


PLSC101 


1 ntroductory Crop Science 


PLSC453 


Weed Science 


PLSC 


PLSC** 




PLSCANSCorLARC** 




Accounting, Education, Computer, or Policy 




General Education and General Agricultural Program 




Requirements 


ELECT 


Electives 



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**Students may select any courses) having required hours i n the area indicated. 

Advising 

The Department has mandatory faculty advi si ng for each of i ts maj or and mi nor programs. Students are requi red to meet wi th thei r f acul ty advi sor 
at I east twice a year. Seethe Director, Dr. D.S. Glem (301-405-1331), or the Program Management Specialist in Undergraduate Studies in 2102 
Plant Sciences Building (301-405-4355) for additional information. 

Internships 

Internships with scientists are avail able at nearby federal and state agencies. Numerous internships also exist and can be readily arranged for 
students i nterested i n pri vate sector empl oyment 

Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

The department sponsors student teamsthat parti ci pate in regional and national contests. These teams prepare in the foil owing areas turf, weed 
and crop sci ence, and I andscape contract] ng. 

Students enrol led in this major enjoy taking part in one or more of these teams. 

Scholarships and Financial Assistance 

Several scholarshipsandawardsareavailabletDAGST students ContacttheAssociateDean'sofficeat 301-405-2078 for additional information. 

The Department also maintains a listing of scholarships. Contact Kathy Hunt in 2102 Plant Sciences, 301-405-4355. 

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers all types of federal, state and institutional financial assistance programs and, in 

cooperation with other university offices, parti cipates in the awarding of schol arships to deserving students. For information, visit: 

www.fi nanci al ai d.umd.edu. 

American Studies (AMST) 

College of Arts and Humanities 

4115 Susquehanna Hall, 301-405- 1354 

amstumd.edu 

ameri canstudi es@umd.edu 

Chair: N. Struna 

Professors: J . Caughey, R. Kel ly 

Associate Professors: J . Paoletti, S. Parks, M. Sies, (Undergrad Prog Dir), P. Williams-Forson, J . Wong 

Assistant Professors J. Farman, P. Guerrero, C. Hanhardt(GradProgDir),J. McCuneJ. Padios 

Lecturers: M . Brody, R- Chester, L. Gordon, C. LaRoche, J . Maffie S. Pramschufer 

Affiliate Professors: J. Auerbach, I. Berlin (DistUniv Prof), A. Bolles, C. Caramello, E. Chambers, W. Cohen, B. Dill (Dean), J . Donawerth, W. 

Falk, J . Freidenberg, J . Greene R. Harrison, M. Howland, K. King, J . Klumpp, M. Leone, R. Levine S. Michel, B. Pearson, C. Peterson, S. Ray, 

B. Richardson, G.Ritzer (DistUniv Prof), D. Rosenfelt, P. Shackel, B. Shneiderman, S. Simpson, M. Smith, N. Stromquist (Prof, Affiliate Prof), 

O. Wang, M . Washington, D. Wyatt, R. Zambrana, M . Zi Ifi 

Affiliate Associate Professors: R. Ater, S. Barkin, E. Barkley Brown, R. Bauer, M. Bell, C. Eades, D. Freund, M. Geores, S. Giovacchini, I. 

Goumay, M. Graber, S. Harley, S. Kim M. Kirschenbaum M. Lindemann, D. Linebaugh, S. Madhavan, L. Mar, A. Moss, R. Muncy, Z. Nunes, 

A. Rodriguez, L. Rowland, M. Rowley, D. Sicilia, J . Sullivan, O. Wang 

Affiliate Assistant Professors: S. BalachandranOrihuela(AsstProf), F. Carpenter, V. MacDonald, R. OntiverosJ. Richardson, T. Rodgers, P. 

Warfield 

Adjunct Professors: B. Finn 

Adjunct Associate Professors: E. Hughes 

Professors Emeriti: M. Lounsbury (Assoc Prof Emeritus), L. Mintz (Assoc Prof Emeritus) 

Visiting Faculty: M. Perez (Visit Assoc Prof) 

The Major 

Arr^icanStiriiesprovidesstudentswithaflexible coherent and interdisciplinary program of study. We focus on the cultures of everyday lives 
and cultural constructions of identity and difference in Americans' lives, past and present, in a transnational and global framework. TheB. A. 
degree prepares students for graduate work or careers in fields such as law, government and social policy, media, non-profit and social justice 
organizations, cultural institutions, education, and business The department provides opportunities for internships, research, study abroad, and 
departmental honors Each student meets every semester with a faculty advisor to plan an individual ized course of study tai lored to each student's 
interests and goals Ameri can studies is a small department with a friendly atmosphere, faculty dedicated to teaching, and an excel lent national 



7. Departments, Majors, and Programs Page 249 

academi c reputati on. Courses offered by the Department of A men can Studi es may be found under the acronym A M ST. 

Program Learning Outcomes 

Students are expected to engage fully with the curriculum, faculty, their fel low students, and the opportunites avail able for I earning and research. 
Upon completion of the degree program students will havedenxinstratedanurHderstardir^of rnjltipledimensions of diversity, possess the ability 
to answer research questi ons by usi ng appropri ate A meri can Studi es methodol ogi es, and have acqui red the f ol I owi ng knowl edge and ski 1 1 s: 

• U nderstandi ng and appl yi ng i nterdi sci pi i nary theori es and methods. 

• Understanding American Studies as a field, including current and emerging issues. 

• Understanding of cultural literacy, including visual, textual and cybercultural literacies. 

• Understanding the political and historical dimensions of culture. 

• Understanding the i mportance of cultural diversity in American society. 

• An abi lity to connect classroom and extracurricular learning in fostering active, engaged citizenship. 

Requirements for the Major 

The major in American Studies requires a minimum of 42 credits distributed as fol lows: 

• AMST 101 (required of all majors) -3 credits 

• OneAMST lower level course, eg. AMST 202, 203, 204, 205, 207, 212, 260, 298-3credits 

• Two Americanist Foundation courses from a list of approved choices Americanist Foundation courses are lower level courses in 
departments such as AASP, ARTH, ENGL, HIST, SOCY, andWMST. (ThecurTertiistofcour^approvedforther^ 

www.amsLurrd.eclu) - 6 Credit5 

Soma or all ofthe200-level courses may also fulfil I General Education Requirements 

• Four upper level AMST courses - 12 credits 

• AMST 340- History, Theory and Methods in American Studies (required) -3 credits 

• AMST 450 -Seminar in American Studies (required) - 3 credits 

AMST 340 and AMST 450 consti tute a sequence errphasi zing independent research based on original sources and culm rating in a senior thesis. 
AMST 340 is a prerequisite for AMST 450 and rrust be completed before enrol I rrent in the senior seminar. The sequence is usually taken in the 
student's seni or year. 

• A FocusArea consisting of four upper level courses inarother department or university approved minor. (AiisttfsuggestedFoojsAreascanbefoundonttie 

departments web site www.amstumd.edu.) - 12 Credit5 

At least twelve of the upper level credits rrust be at the 400 level. A grade of C- or better is required in every course submitted in fulfil I rrent of 
maj or requi rerrents. An overal IGPAof2.0inthemajoris requi red for graduati on. 

Total credits 42 

Requirements for the Minor 

Minor in U.S. Latina/o Studies 

College of Arts and Humanities 

1208 Cole 301-405-2931 

www.usltumd.edu 

The minor, which requi res a total of 15 credits, is intended for students who wish to develop a specialization in U.S. Latina'o Studies alongside 

their degree pursuits Itisoptimal for students engaged in work with U.S. Latina'o communities in a variety of professions and academic fields 

including history, literature education, urban studies and planning, healthcare, social services business, government public policy, among others 

Requirements (15 credits) 

A. Two Lower-Level Foundation Courses (6 credits) -All students are requi red to take the two foundational courses: 

USLT201/U.S. Latina/o Studies I: An Historical Overview to 1960s 

USLT 202/US. Latina'o Studies 1 1 : A Contemporary Overview, 1960s-Present 

B. One Upper-Level Course (3 credits) 

A 1 1 students are requi red to take the upper- 1 eve! course U SLT 488/Seni or Semi nar i n U .S. 
Latina'o Studies 

C. Two Upper Level ElectiveCourses (6 credits) 

In addition to the three required foundational courses, students will selecttwo elective courses in consultation with the USLT advisor: 

Onefromeachof two of the fol I owing categories: Humanities Social Sciences Languages and Education. 

For these electives students can choose USLT 498/Special TopicsinU.S. Latina'o Studies and fromalist of preapproved courses offered through 
other departments or programs. Elective courses will explore the historical, cultural, political, economic, and sociological dimensions of U.S. 
Latina'o experiences These courses will be approved by the faculty advisory committee. Additional courses that include comparative U.S. Latino 
content suchasinLASC orGVPT, would beeligiblefor inclusion in the mnor with the approval of the USLT advisor. 

N o course grade bel ow the grade of C- may count toward the mi nor. A n overal I G PA of 2.0 i n the mi nor i s requi red for graduati on. 
To make an appoi ntment to explore or declare a mi nor, go to www.arfKJ.urrri.edu/urxJergraduate/acaderni cs/mi nors 

Advising 

Advising in American Studies is mandatory every semester for all majors. Students pursuing the major should review the academic benchmarks 
establi shed for this program See www.4yearplans.umd.edu. Students will be peri odical I y reviewed to insure they are meeting benchmarks and 
progressi ng to the degree Students who f al I behi nd program benchmarks are subj ect to sped al advi si ng requi rements and other i nterventi ons 



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Undergraduate Research Experiences 

Majors in American Stud es complete a research project for the senior seminar, AMST 450. They are encouraged to gain additional research 
experi ence by worki ng wi to i ndi vi dual f acul ty members and advanced graduate students or parti ci patj ng i n one of the Department's Worki ng 
Groups. SeetrBDepartoTertWebsiteforrrxreinfcrmatJonaboutresearch: www.arrBt.uma.edu. 

Internships 

J uniors and seniors with a 2.5 GPA or better may apply 3 credits of internship (AMST 386) to the 42 credits required for the major. Students must 
consult withafaculty advisor about a prospective internship prior to regisbBticnardcorrpletearrisignaninterrBhipconttact All internships 
must have an approved academic component. For further information, contact Associate Professor Jo Paoletti (jpaol@umd.edu). 

Honors Prog-am 

The departmental honors program offers outstanding students an opportunity to add distinction to their academic records by undertaking an 
i ndependent research proj ect i n an area of parti cul ar i nterest to them. 

The program i s i ntended to al I ow students prepari ng for graduate study or a prof essi oral career to appl y and further devd op thei r research, 
analytic, and writing skills inan independent proj ect of their own design, in consultation with afaculty mentor. Students are encouraged to make 
useof the rich resources of the Washington-Baltimore area, ircludingrrajorresearchinstituticrESUchastheSmthsonianlrBtittjtion, the Library of 
Congress, and the National Archives. 

Students i n the honors program requi rements take two honors-desi grated courses and two semesters of A M ST388 Honors Thesi s, a total of twel ve 
credits. Students enrol led in honors are excused from AMST450 Senior Seminar.These requi rements fit within the 42 credits requi red to complete 
the major. Participation in honors does not requi re additional coursework beyond the requi red 42 credits. 

Eligbility: Students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA at the time of entry into the program and must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA 
overall to remain in good standing. To graduate with honors in American Stodies,stodentsnajsthavea 3.0 cumulativeGPA andaGPA of 3.2 or 
hi gher i n thei r maj or coursework. 

Application: Students who wish to pursue Honors work should contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies at (301) 405.1354 to discuss the 
program and appl i cati on procedures. 

Scholarships and Financial Assistance 

The department awards the David El I is Memorial Scholarship annually. For information and requirements, contact the American Studies office 
(301-405-1354). 

Awards and Recognition 

The department recogni zes outstandi ng accompl i shments by undergraduates at i ts commencement ceremony. M onetary pri zes are awarded to the 
graduate with the highest cumulative GPA, to the author of the best Honors thesis, and to a graduate who has provided exceptional servicetothe 
campus or the communi ty . 

ANIMAL SCIENCES(ANSC) 

Cdlegeof Agriculture and Natural Resources 

1415 Animal Sciences Center, 301-405-1373 

www.ansc.umd.edu 

ansc@umd.edu 

Chair: T. Porter 

Professors R. Erdman, R. Kohn, M . Otiinger, R. Peters T. Porter 

Associate Professors: C. Angd, B. Bequette, A. Burk, I. Hamza, C. Keefer, J . Song, W. Stricklin, L. Woods, L. Yu, N. Zimmermann 

Assistant Professors D. Biswas, B. Kim K. Moyes, E. Orlando, L.Taneyhill, B.Telugu, Z.Xiao 

Lecturers: R. Apter, S. Balcom, A. Black (Coordinator), C. Hakenkamp 

Affiliate Professors: S. Schoenian 

Professors Emeriti: J. Doerr, L. Douglass, T. HartsockJ. Heath, J. Majeskie, I. Mather, J. SoaresJ. Vandersall, M.Varner, I.Vijay, D. Westhoff, 

W.Williams 

The Major 

The Department of Animal and Avian Sciences provides a chal lenging programfor academical ly talented students interested in the application of 
biology and technology to the care, management and study of domestic and aquatic animals. In addition to emphasizing the traditional farm species 
of dairy and beef cattle, sheep, swine and poultry, our program includes options in equine studies, laboratory animal management and sciences 
whi ch prepare students for veteri nary or graduate school . A ni mal sci ences maj ors expl ore a wi de range of subj ects - from fundamental bi ol ogy to 
animal nutrition, physiology and genetics --while integrating science and economics into animal management. 

Our department offers B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees One-third of our animal sciences seniors enter veterinary school, while others go on to 
graduate school. Our graduates also pursue a variety of careers such as research technicians, sales or marketing representatives, or animal 
producers. 

Academic Prog-amsand Departmental Facilities 

Our up-to-date facilities intheAnimal Sci ences Center, which opened in 1991, include new classrooms, an inviting lecture hall and a large social 
area for students. The newly constructed teaching labs, animal rooms and a surgery suiteare located adjacent to the teaching farm where horses, 
sheep, beef and dai ry catti e are mai ntai ned. 

Requi rements for the Maj or 



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A ni mal Sci ences prepares students for veteri nary school , graduate school and careers i n research, sal es and marketi ng, bi otechnol ogy, aquacul ture, 
and animal production. The curricula apply the principles of biology and technology to the care, management and study of dairy and beef cattle, 
horses, f i sh, sheep, swi ne, and poul try. Students cornpl ete the A ni mal Sci ences core courses and choose a sped al i zati on area A ni mal 
Biotechnology, Animal Care and Management, Equine Studies, Laboratory Animal Management and Sciences/Professional Option to prepare for 
adrri ssi on to graduate, veteri nary, pharmacy, nursi ng or medi cal school . Please note there i s a $50 per course fee for A ni mal Sci ence 
Laboratory courses. 



ANIMAL SCIENCESCORE 

All undergraduates majoring in Animal Sciences rrust Crails 
corrpl ete the fol I owi ng course requi rerrents: 

ANSC101 Principlesof Animal Sciences 3 

ANSC103 Principlesof Animal Sciences Laboratory 1 

ANSC211 Animal Anatomy 3 

ANSC212 Animal Physiology 3 

ANSC214 Animal Physiology Laboratory 1 

ANSC314 CornparativeAnimal Nutrition 3 

ANSC327 Molecular and QuantitativeAnimal Genetics 3 

BSCI105 Principlesof Biology I 4 

BSCI223 General Microbiology 4 

CHEM13V132 General Chemistry I/Laboratory 4 



MATH220 
MATH 140 



One from 

Elementary Calculus I 
Calculus I 



3 
4 



One from 

AREC250 Elements of Agricultural and Resource Economics 3 

ECON200 Principlesof Micro-Economics 4 

ADDITIONAL COURSE WORK 

All students rrust complete 30-40 credits in one of the 
following sixoptions. 



L ANI MAL CARE AND MANAGEMENT (OMMA) 
Required Courses 



ANSC315 AppliedAnimal Nutrition 


3 


A N SC446 Physi ol ogy of M ammal i an Reproducti on 


3 


ANSC447 Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction Laboratory 


1 


AREC306 Farm Management 


3 


BSCI106 Principlesof Biol ogy II 


4 


CHEM104 Fundamentals of Organic and Biochemistry 


4 


PIlb take 6 credits from the fol lowing courses: 




ANSC420 Critical Thinking inAnimal Sciences 


3 


ANSC435 Experimental Embryology 




ANSC437 Animal Biotechnology 




ANSC443 Physiology and Biochemistry of Lactation 


3 


ANSC444 Domestic Animal Endocrinology 


3 


ANSC450 Animal Breeding Plans 




A N SC452 A vi an Physi ol ogy 


3 


ANSC453 Animal Welfare 


3 


ANSC455 AppliedAnimal Behavior 


3 


ANSC497 Animal Biotechnology Recombinant DN A Laboratory 


3 


P 1 lb take 9 credi ts from the fol 1 owi ng courses: 




ANSC340 Health Management of Animal Populations 


3 


ANSC220 Livestock Management 


3 


ANSC232 Horse Management 


3 


ANSC240 Dairy Cattie Management 


2 


ANSC255 Introduction to Aquaculture 


3 


ANSC262 Commercial Poul fry Management 


3 


ANSC305 Companion Animal Care 


3 


ANSC413 Laboratory Animal Management 


3 


2 EQUINE STUDIES (OHMC) Requi red Courses 




ANSC220 Livestock Management 


3 


ANSC232 Horse Management 


3 



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ANSC330 EquineScience 


3 


ANSC315 Applied Animal Nutrition 


3 


A N SC446 Physi ol ogy of M ammal i an Reproducti on 


3 


ANSC447 Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction Laboratory 


1 


AREC306 Farm Management 


3 


BSCI106 Principlesof Biology II 


4 


CHEM104 Fundamentals of Organic and Biochemistry 


4 


P 1 us take 9 credi ts from the fol 1 owi ng courses: 




ANSC340 Health Management of Animal Populations 


3 


ANSC420 Critical Thinking in Animal Sciences 


3 


ANSC435 Experimental Embryology 


3 


ANSC437 Animal Biotechnology 


2 


ANSC443 Physiology and Biochemistry of Lactation 


3 


ANSC444 Domestic Animal Endocrinology 


3 


ANSC450 Animal Breeding Plans 




A N SC452 A vi an Physi ol ogy 


3 


ANSC453 Animal Welfare 


3 


ANSC455 Applied Animal Behavior 


3 


ANSC497 Animal Biotechnology Recombinant DN A Laboratory 


3 


3. LABORATORY ANIMAL MANAGEMENT 




((HMD) 




Required Courses 




ANSC340 Health Management of Animal Populations 


3 


ANSC413 LabAnimal Management 


3 


ANSC437 Animal Biotechnology 


2 


A N SC446 Physi ol ogy of M ammal i an Reproducti on 


3 


ANSC447 Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction Laboratory 


1 


ANSC453 Animal Welfare 


3 


ANSC455 AppliedAnimal Behavior 


3 


BSCI106 Principlesof Biol ogy II 


4 


CHEM104 Fundamentals of Organic and Biochemistry 


4 


Plus take 6 credits from the fol lowing courses: 




ANSC420 Critical Thinking inAnimal Sciences 


3 


ANSC435 Experimental Embryology 


3 


ANSC443 Physiology and Biochemistry of Lactation 


3 


ANSC444 Domestic Animal Endocrinology 


3 


ANSC450 Animal Breeding Plans 




A N SC452 A vi an Physi ol ogy 


3 


ANSC497 Animal Biotechnology Recombinant DN A Laboratory 


3 


P 1 us take 3 credi ts from the fol 1 owi ng courses: 




ANSC220 Livestock Management 


3 


ANSC255 Introduction to Aquacultune 


3 


ANSC262 Commercial Poultry Management 


3 



0. & 5. SCI ENCES & COMBINED AG AND VET 
SCI (01ME and 1299D) Required Courses 

ANSC315 AppliedAnimal Nutrition 3 

BSCI106 Principlesof Biol ogy 1 1 4 

BCHM463 Biochemistry of Physiol ogy or 3 

BSCI230 Cell Biol ogy and Physiology 4 

CHEM231/232 Organic Chemistry I/Laboratory 4 

CHEM241/242 Organic Chemistry I I/Laboratory 4 

CHEM271 General Chemistry and Energetics 2 

PHY S121 Fundamentals of Physics I 4 

PHYS122 Fundamentals of Physics 1 1 4 



P I us take 9 credi ts from the fol I owi ng courses: 

ANSC340 Health Management of Animal Populations 

ANSC420 Critical Thinking inAnimal Sciences 

ANSC435 Experimental Embryology 

ANSC437 Animal Biotechnology 

ANSC443 Physiology and Biochemistry of Lactation 

ANSC444 Domestic Animal Endocrinology 

A N SC446 Physi ol ogy of M ammal i an Reproducti on 



3 
3 
3 
2 
3 
3 
3 



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ANSC447 Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction Laboratory 1 
ANSC450 Animal Breeding Plans 

ANSC452 Avian Physiology 3 

ANSC453 Animal Welfare 3 

ANSC455 Applied Animal Behavior 3 

ANSC497 Animal Biotechnology Recombinant DNA Laboratory 3 

PIlb take 3 credits from the fol lowing courses: 

ANSC220 Livestock Management 3 

ANSC232 Horse Management 3 

ANSC240 Dairy Cattie Management 2 

ANSC255 Introduction to Aquaculture 3 

ANSC262 Commercial Poultry Management 3 

ANSC413 Laboratory Animal Management 3 

For additional information concerning veterinary school applications, 
pi ease contact the K. Fddrran, VMRCVM, 8705 Greenmead Dr., 
University of Maryland, CollegePark, MD 20742-3711, 
301-314-6820, kfddrrBn@umd.edu. 

& ANIMAL BIOTECHNOLOGY (03D4F) Required 
Courses 

ANSC437 Animal Biotechnology 2 

ANSC497 Animal Biotechnology Recombinant DNA Laboratory 3 

BCHM453 Biochemistry of Physiology 3 

BSCI230 Cell Biology and Physiology 4 

CHEM23X/232 Organic Chemistry I/Laboratory 4 

CHEM241/242 Organic Chemistry I I/Laboratory 4 

CHEM271 General Chemistry and Energetics 2 



Plus take 3 credits from the fol lowing courses: 

ANSC220 Livestock Management 

ANSC255 Introduction to Aquaculture 

ANSC262 Commercial Poultry Management 

ANSC413 Laboratory Animal Management 



3 
3 
3 
3 



P I us take 9 credi ts f rom the f ol I owi ng courses: 

ANSC340 Health Management of Animal Populations 3 

ANSC420 Critical Thinking inAnimal Sciences 3 

ANSC443 Physiology and Biochemistry of Lactation 3 

A N SC446 Physi ol ogy of M arrmal i an Reproducti on 3 

ANSC447 Physiology of Mammalian Reproduction Laboratory 1 

ANSC450 Animal Breeding Plans 

ANSC452 Avian Physiology 3 

ANSC453 Animal Welfare 3 

ANSC455 AppliedAnimal Behavior 3 



P I us take 3 credi ts from the fol I owi ng courses: 

ANSC435 Experimental Embryology 
BSCI380 Comparative Bioinformatics 

BSCI413 Recombinant DNA 



3 
4 
3 



Other Requirements for the Major 

Animal sciences majors select one of six options as an area of special izati on: 

Science/Professorial (01O4E) Prepares students for adrrissi on to veterinary or medical school sand/or graduate school. Graduate school study 
can open the door to an exciting research career in specialty areas of animal or biological sciences such as genetics, nutrition, physiology or eel I 
biology. The curri culum emphasizes advanced courses in the biological and physical sciences and includes all thepreveterinaryarripremedicine 
requirements. 

Combined Ag & Vet Sd (1299D) - A combined degree program is avail able to students who gain admission to veterinary school prior to 
completing their bachelor's degree. Col lege of Agriculture and Natural Resources students who have completed at least ninety hours, including all 
college and university requirements, are awarded a bachelor of science degree upon successful completion of at least thirty semester hours in an 
accredited college of veterinary medicine Early planning with your advisor is encouraged if you choose this option. 

Equine Studies (0104C) - Offers hands-on I earning opportunities in the area of equine science and management The Department of Animal and 
Avian Sciences at the University of Mary I and off ers undergraduate students the op^rtunity to emphasize on horses while pursuing a Bachelor of 
Sci ence degree i n A ni mal Sci ence Students may take equi ne courses that expl ore a wi de range of topi cs i ncl udi ng anatomy and physi ol ogy, 
nutrition, reproduction, exercise law, insurance facilities, health and disease, pasture management, and more Our courses are designed to provide 
valuable hands-on I earning experiences to better prepare students to be future I eaders in the horse industry as well as other industries In addition, 
ANSC students may takeone or more equine courses within the I nstitute of Applied Agriculture. 

Animal Biotechnology (OlMF)-TheAnimal Biotechnology option is a relatively new addition to our program It combines the basic required 



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ani mal sci ence courses wi th a focus on bi ol ogy and technol ogy. Thi s opti on has a heavy emphasi s on sci ence courses, to prepare students for a 
professional career. Some of the career options with this track include an industry career in ani mal biotechnology; a graduate degree in 
biotechnology (either MS and/or PHD); or a professional degree and career (Veterinary or Human Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy.) 

Animal Care& Management (0104A) Is designed for students whose career plans include ani mal management production and the marketing 
of animal products The curriculum provides basic courses in genetics, nutrition, physiology and reproducrj on while all owing students to focus on 
the management of one particular livestock species You will beencouraged to supplement academic work with practical experience by 
completing an internship. Dairy sci ence students for example, intern atlocal farms where they participate in decisions about breeding, feeding, 
health practices mi Ik production and other aspects of herd management. This option wil I prepare you for ownershi p or management positions with 
dairy, livestock or poultry production enterprises positions with marketing and processing organizations; breed associations and positions in 
agribusiness fields such as sales of feed, pharmaceutical products and agricultural equipment Graduates also work with state and federal 
agencies 

Laboratory Animal Management (O104D)- Prepares students for careers in the operati on and management of I aboratoryanimal facilities 
connected with the biotechnology industry. Course work in nutrition, reproduction and environmental management is corrbi red with practical 
learning to provide future managers with toolsthey will need. As a graduate, you may pursue careers with state or federal agencies; with private 
industry inthemaregementancroperationof I aboratoryanimal production; and with instructional or investigational facilities. 

Advising 

Animal sciences majors are assigned a faculty advisor to assist with program and course selection, as well as to help students take advantage of the 
many non-classroom opportunities in the Washington, D.C. area. Faculty members have specialties in all areas of animal sciences, as well as 
veterinary medicine, and bring practical applications to the classroom, creating a rich learning experience for students 

Face to face advising ismandatory. Each student wil I fjeassignedtoafacultyadvisortoassistinplannir^hisorfe"acaderricprogram For 
informati on or appointment: 1415 Animal Sciences Center, 301-405-1373. 

Undergraduate Research Experiences 

Because it is part of a land grant university, the Department of Animal and Avian Sciences also has responsibility for research and technology 
transfer to the ani mal i ndustry throughout M aryl and. Duri ng undergraduate study, students are encouraged to conduct i ndependent research i n 
faculty laboratories on campus or at the nearby U. S. Department of Agriculture BeltsvilleAgricultural Research Center. 

Internships 

Students are encouraged to gai n pracrj cal ani mal management experi ence by pursui ng i ntemshi ps Students have cornpl eted i nternshi ps i n 
locations ranging from the area around the University, to cattle farms in the M idwest, agribusiness firms in California, and a zoo in Frankfurt 
Germany. Many animal sciences students use thesummer to gain additional applied experi ence in ani mal sciences veterinary medicine or 
agribusiness. 

Honors Program 

Students admitted to the AGNR Honors Program are eligibletotake3- 6 credits of Honors Thesis Research within the ANSC Department 
(ANSC388). Undergraduate honors thesis research is conducted under the direction of an AGNR faculty member in partial fulfillment of the 
requirements of theCollegeof AGNR Honors Program The thesis wil I be defended before a faculty committee. 

Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

The clubs and organizations affiliated with theAnimal Sci ence departmental I ow ample opportunities for leadership, development, hands-on 
animal experience, and fun! 

ALPHA GAMMA RHO 

Alpha Gamma Rho is a social/professional fraternity that has been a training ground for leaders in the agriculture and lifesciences community 
since it was established at College Park in 1928. AGR has a rich tradition of alumni contacts with over 50,000 brothers nationwide, including over 
700 brothers in the Washington area alone AGR men are leaders in various clubs within the college and the fraternity is an active member of both 
the I nter-fraternity Council (IFC) and the Ag Student Council. Alpha Gamma Rho stresses scholarship, leadership arid fellowship, and it is well 
respected among Greek organizations because of their no pledging, substance free, scholars environment In addition, the chapter house on 
Pri nceton Avenue offers the opportunity to I ive with brothers who are taki ng the same classes ard share rreny of the same iriterests which makes it 
much easi er to f i nd a ni che on such a I arge campus 

Website htto://www.rrarvlandaar.corryhome 

ALPHA ZETA 

Alpha Zeta is an agricultural professional rrcror society wfwsemerrtiershi pis selected from undegraduate and graduate students excel ling in 
scholarship, leadership, character, and service Organizational events include coordinating the Partners in Education program with theUSDA 
Agriculture Research Service, Beltsvi lie Area, fund raising activities, community service projects, awards and recognition programs, and an annual 
studenffaculty/alumni banquetA popular annual e/ent is coordinating a Field Day for young children at the nearby National Agricultural 
Research Visitor Center at Beltsvi lie 

BLOCK AND BRIDLE CLUB 

TheAnimal Husbandry Club at TheUniversity of Maryland, provides opportunities for students to gainanimal handling experience, build 
interpersonal relationship ski I Is, and students are given the encouragement to excel! Activities ard experiences specifically designed for students 
of diversified interests in animal agriculture are provided, including experiences with many different domestic species Membership is open to all 



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undergraduate students interested in getting hands-on experience working with dairy, beef, sheep or swine, and learning more about general animal 
sciences. Activities include theAg Day Dairy and Livestock Shows, Harvest Stomp/Fal I Festival, fitting of animalsfor the annual WyeAngus 
Sale, and other activities working with dairy animals. One can gain further leadership ski I Is by hoi ding an office. Each Spring, elections are held 
for President, Vice President Secretary, Treasurer, and Historian. 
Visitthe Web Site http://anirmlhusbarKJrvurrri.bravehost.com 

COLLEGIATE 4-H 

Many col leges and universities have Col I egi ate 4-H clubs. Collegiate 4-H is an organization that provides its members with a sense of identity on 
campus, enriches their lives through group projects and recreation, and develops confidence and leadership skills Clubs provide service and 
support to their local and state 4-H programs, such as serving as judgesarricorducting training workshops. They are also a service and social 
group for campus students. Collegiate4-H isopentoall col lege students who wish to support youth and the 4-H program It is not necessary to 
have prior 4-H experience, only to have an interest in the 4-H ideals and in serving your community. 
UMCP Chapter Contact I nfo: umdcolleqiate4h(a>vahoo.com 
Visitthe Web Site http://northeastreaion.colleaiate4h.ora 

MANNRS (Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences) 

MANRRS Misacns 

This club was reinstated on University of Maryland's campus to provide academic and professional advancement by empowering minorities in 

agriculture, natural resources and related sciences. 

MANRRS Activities 

MANRRSorjurposeistoprorrrjteexposuretoagricultural related professions including veterinarians, lab animal techs, andjobsintheUSDA, 

along with others to minorities. It lists internship opportunities, and holds annual conferences for its members from all chapters. It also serves as a 

networki ng tool for students i nterested i n agri cul ture and re) ated sci ence prof essi ore. 

Activities include Club Meetings once a month; Fundraisers to provide funding for field trips to meetings at possibly University of Maryland at 

Eastern Shore annual MANRRS conferences andjob fairs; Volunteer Opportunities atSPCA; Guest Speakers in the veterinary medicine 

agriculture, and lab animal medicine field. 

Visitthe Web Site http://www.manrrsora 

MARYLAND EQUESTRIAN CLUB 

The Maryland Equestrian Club provides on-campus horseback riding lessons and equine learning opportunities for campus students and faculty at 
begi rmer through advanced I eve s The A N SC department provi des the barn, equi prnerit ri di ng arenas and horses whi I e the students provi de care 
for the horses. There is a riding fee of $200 per semester fori riding lesson a week for the entire semester. Largedeductionsareeasily earned for 
help with feeding, cleaning stalls or teaching. Club members not riding are strongly encouraged to participate in other club activities, such as 
educational and fun seminars, field trips and monthly meetings. In the past, MEC rrerfoershaveatterriedtheCdurrfoiaGrarriPrixarri 
Washington International Horse Show and taken field trips to the DuPont Veterinary Medical Center in Leesburg, Va and Days End Horse 
Rescue Farm in Maryland. Members have also participated in clinics on tack fitting and identifying lameness in horses. Club members, under the 
leadership of the Executive Board and Directors, make most M EC club decisions. Weoffer a great opportunity to all students and we're always 
open to suggestions. We also try to have something for everyone including basic English equitation, Western equitation, dressage bareback and 
trail riding, horse and farm management veterinary care, teaching ski lis and much more. The M EC is located at the campus horse barn, and our 
office is in the Shack, right nexttothepadcbcks-ThereisverylimtedspaceintrKeriding lessors, so email us right away to reserve yourself a spot 
i n the rrost educati onal equi ne d ub provi ded by the U ni versi ty of M aryl and. 
Contact: presi dent mecOamai I .com 
Visitthe Web Site http://www.studentora.umd.edu/M EC/ 

The Pre-Veterinary Society 

The primary objectives of theThe Pre-Veterinary Society are to: Promote a deeper understanding of the numerous opportuni ties in veterinary 
medi ci ne exchange i nf ormati on on veteri nary and ani mal experi ences, and. keep students updated on the I atest veteri nary school i nformati on. 
What does theThe Pre-Veterinary Society do? 

• A variety of guest speakers are invited to club meetings to talk about their specialties or fieldof interest. A sampleof topic include wildlife 
rehabilitation, laboratory ani mal medicine, exotic pet care and veteri nary ethics 

• Each year, faculty fromthe Virginia- Maryland Regional Collegeof Veterinary Medi cine speak to club members about veteri nary medical 
school. Meek interviews are rrid in J anijary to rxepare our club me^^ 

• Club sponsored trips offer our members the ability to tour various veterinary medical facil ities and talk to veterinary students and faculty and 
tovisitlocal zoos and animal care facilities 

• Each year we parti ci pate in the A PV MA National Symposium which is held at different veteri nary schools annually. This is an excellent 
opportunity to visit a vet school, pi us hear over 30 speakers on numerous topics and participate in a variety of wet and dry lab 

• Volunteer with the Prince George's County Ani mal SrK^tH"inpartriershipwitoPetSrrBrttorK^pfirxl to 

Contact: 

Website htto://stodertorg.urTri.edu/urTrivetysitE/welcomehtml 

SIGMA ALPHA 

Sigma Alpha is a national professional agricultural sorority. Treobjectiveofthesororityisto promote its members in all facets of agri culture and 
tostrerKjhmthefrierrisHrsarrrjngthem Members strive for achievement in scholarship, leadership, service and to further the development of 
women pursuing careers in agriculture. Sigma Alpha works to promote agriculture and womencs role, on our campus in our community and 
throughout the state. Activities include attending regional and national conferences /conventions; participating in col lege events (Fall Bash, ANSC 
orientation, Cook-Offs); service activities- including teaching agriculture to local elemmtarystixlentsarriju^ingcontHfefortrKeMarylandFFA; 
professional Guest speakers, and participating in MDday/Ag day Membership rush is held on a semester basis To be eligible potential members 
must have 2.25 Cumulative GPA, Agriculture major or sincere interest in agriculture, be a member of 1 other group or Enrolled in 18 credits or 



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worki ng 10 hours a week. 

Visit the Web Site httpV/www.studentorq.umd.edu/siarna 

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND EQUESTRIAN TEAM 

The U ni versity of M aryl and Equestrian Team is a sports cl ub that corrpetES in irtercd I egi ate ccrrpatition through tte^ 

Association (ihsainc.com) . Throughout the year we compete against area schools such as Goucher, UMW, American, and many others Though 

showing isavailabietoall team members, it is not required. Our team rides once a week at Oetl and Stables in Gaithersburg, MD. Additionally, our 

merrtiers have the opportunity to participate in clinics and other horse-related events Ri ders ranging from the I evels of walk/trot to open jumping 

(3' courses) are welcome to join our team Please feel free to send any questions to the email below. Also, likeour page "Terps Equestrian Team" 

on Facebook ! 

Contact: EquiterpsOgmai I .com 

Taps Roots and Shoots 

Our cl ub i s based on the be! i ef that no worl d i ssue can be sol ved by onl y he) pi ng ani mal s or peopl e or the environment Therefore, our mission is to 

create programs each semester, which will helpbenefitall three. Members will be involved in volunteer work such as organizing food packages 

for the homeless, cleaning the Chesapeake Bay, and working at ani mal rescues. We look forward to seeing the impact our club will haveonthe 

communi ty through its di verse vol unteeri ng experi ences. 

Contact: terpsrnscaqmai I .com 

Website http://www.f acebook.conVpaqes/rerpsRoot5-Shoots/162513503778223?v=i nfo 

Scholarships and Financial Assistance 

American Society of Animal Sciences Scholastic Recogni ti on and Department of Animal Sciences Scholastic Achievement A wards are presented 
each year at the Col lege of Agriculture and Natural Resources Student Awards Convocation. TheANSC program administers several scholarships, 
including: 

JudithE. BrocksmithPreVeterinary Scholarship, Dodson Memorial Scholarship, C.W. England, Tom Hartsock Animal Management Scholarship, 
the Kinghome Fund Fellowship, andtheLillian HildebrandtRummel Scholarship. For eligibility criteria, visittheANSC website 
http://arEC.urrid.edu/underaracl/iridex.cfm7di rectprv=scholarships,cfm 

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers all types of federal, state and institutional financial assistance programs and, in 
cooperation with other university offices, parti ci pates in the awarding of schol arships to deserving students. For information, visit: 
www.financialaid.umd.edu. 

Anthropology (AINTTH ) 

College of Behavioral and Social Sciences 

1111 Woods Hall, 301-405-1423 

www.bsos.urrd.eclu/anth 

Chair: P. Shackd 

Professors: J. Chemela (also LASC), J. Freidenberg, M. Leone, M. Paolisso.T. Whitehead 

Associate Professors: S. Brighton 

Assistant Professors: S. Downey, G. Hambrecht T. Sangaramoorthy, L. Shaffer, W. Stuart 

Lecturers: M . London, J . Messing, S. Steen 

Affiliate Professors: A. Bolles(WMST),J. Caughey(AMST), L. FrederikMeer(THET),J. Hanna, R. Harrison (CM LT, LASC), S. Kim(WMST), 

D. Linebaugh(HISP) 

Adjunct Professors: S. Abbott-Jameson (NOAA), M. Butier.T. Cederstrorn, C.Crain(LTG Associates), S. Fiske(NOAA), A. FromentS. 

Huertin-RobertsJ. Kunen(USAID), B. Little (National Park Service), F. McManamon (National Park Service), M. Mieri (Smithsonian), C. 

Puentes-Markides, D. Russell (USAI D), J . Schablitsky (Adjunct Prof), J . Schneider, R. Sobel (Smithsonian), N. Tashima (LTG Associates), R. 

Winthrop(BLM) 

Professors Emeriti: M. Agar, S. Bushrui, N. Gonzalez (Emerita), F.Jackson 

The Major 

A nthropol ogy, the study of cul ture, seeks to understand humans as a whol e - as soci al ba ngs who are capabl e of symbol i c communi cati on through 

which they produce a rich cultural record. A nthropol ogists try to explain differences among cultures - differences in physical characteristics as well 

as in customary behavior. Anthropologists study how culture has changed through time as the human genus has spread over the earth. 

A nthropol ogy is the science of the biological evolution of human species, and the disciplined scholarship of the cultural development of human 

beings' knowledge and customary behavior. 

Anthropology at the University of Maryland offers rigorous training for many career options. A strong background in anthropology is a definite 

asset in preparing for a variety of academic and professional fields, ranging from the law and business, to comparative literature philosophy and 

the fine arts Whether one goes on to a Master's or a Ph.D., the anthropology B.A. prepares one for a wide range of non-academic employment, 

such as city and public health planning, development consulting, program evaluation, and public archaeology. Courses offered by this department 

may be found under the acronym A NTH . 

Program Learning Outcomes 

Having completed the degree program students should have acqui red the following knowledge and ski lis 

1. Students shal I have an integrated knowledge awareness and understanding of aculturally and biologically diverse world. 

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3. Students shal I derranstratEltieabi I itytDurxJerstarxJ complex research problems, and art cul ate appropri ate methods and theory. 

Academic Procfamsand Departmental Facilities 

The A nthropologyclepartmentcffers beginning and advanced course work in the three principal subdivisions of the discipline cultural 
anthropol ogy, archaeol ogy, and bi ol ogi cal anthropol ogy . Wi thi n each area, the department offers some degree of sped al i zati on and provi des a 
variety of opportunities for research and independent study. Laboratory courses are offered in biological anthropology and archaeology. Field 
school s are offered i n archaeol ogy. The i nterrel ati onshi p of al I branches of anthropol ogy i s emphasi zed. 

TheArthropology clepartrnenthasatotal of five laboratories, located in Woods Hall, which are divided into teaching labs and research labs The 
department's three archaeol ogy I abs, contai ni ng materi al s col I ected from f i el d school s and research proj ects of the past several years serve both 
teachi ngand research purposes. The other two laboratories area teaching I aboratory in biological anthropology and the Laboratory for Applied 
Ethnography and Community Action Research. Cultural Systems Anafysis Group (CuSAG), a research) and program development arm of the 
department is located in Woods Hall. TheCenterfor Heritage Research Studies, located i n the Department of A nthropol ogy, focuses on research 
devoted to understanding the cultural characteristics of heritage and its uses 

The undergraduate curri cul um i s ti ed to the department's M aster i n A ppl i ed A nthropol ogy ( M . A .A . ) program accordi ngl y, preparati on for 
non-acadeni c empl oyment upon graduati on i s a pri mary educati oral goal of the department's undergraduate course work and i ntemshi p and 
research components. The department has al so recentj y i mpl emented a Doctor of Phi I osophy (PhD) program Students at the graduate I eve! are 
asked to focus in one of three areas of faculty expertise: Health, Heritage and Environment. 

Requirements for the Major 

Students seeki ng an undergraduate degree are requi red to complete at least 31 credits of anthropology coursework i n addition to the support ng 
coursework sequence. Every course being used to satisfy anthropology major requirements must be completed with a grade of C- or higher. 
Students must have a mini mum 2.0 cumulative grade point average across all courses used to satisfy major degree requirements 

Required Courses 



ANTH220 
ANTH240 

A NTH 260 



ANTH320* 
ANTH340* 
A NTH 360* 



I . Foundation Courses Credits 

Introduction to Biol ogi cal Anthropology 4 

Introduction to Archaeol ogy 3 

Introduction to Socio-cultural Anthropology and -. 

Linguistics 

II. Method and Theory courses (2 courses) 6 

Method and Theory in Biological Anthropology 

M ethod and Theory i n A rchaeol ogy 

Method and Theory in Sociocultural Anthropology 

*Two of the upper level rrethod and theory courses (ANTH320, 340, 
360) are requi red. Students mjst complete the rrethod and theory 
course associated with their chosen focus area - sociocultural 
anthropology, archaeology, biological anthropology. Students may not 
take a rrethod and theory course unl ess they have corrpl eted the 
associ ated foundati on course I f a student corrpl etes al I three of the 
rrethod and theory courses, one course can be used as an 
anthropol ogy el edi ve. 



1 1 1. Anthropology Eloctivcs 

Minirrumof 12 credits. 6 of the 12 credits rrust betaken at the 
300-400 level. 

ANTHxx Anthropology el ectives 
ANTH300/400Upper level Anthropology courses 



6 
6 



A NTH 386 
ANTH496 
ANTH498 
ANTH468B 

ANTH493 

ANTH498C 
ANTH498N 
ANTH498W 

ANTH498Z 
ANTH499 



IV. Applied Field Methods 

Minirrumof 3 credits selected from the foil owing. Other courses can 
be used with approval ofUG Director. Courses used to fulfill the 
Applied Field Methods requirement may not be used to fulfil I any 
other anthropology requirement. 

Experiential Learning I ntemshi p (3-6 credits) 

Field Methods in Archaeology (6 credits) 

Advanced FieldTraining in Ethnography (1-6) 

Applied Urban Ethnography (3 credits) 

A nthropol ogi cal F i el dwork and Experi ence i n 

Argentj na (3 credits) 

Advanced FieldTraining in Ethnography: Brazil (6 

credits) 

Ethnology of the I mm grant Life (4 credits) 

J amaica: Connections Celebration and Identity (6 

credits) 

J amaica: Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health 

(6 credits) 

Fieldwork in Biological Anthropology (3-8 credits) 



3 or more 



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V. Skills Requirement 

Quantitative course (chosen fromlist below and required for all - „— „ 

studentsenteringtherrajorFall2008andafter) JOrmore 

BIOM301, MATH 111, STAT100, ECON201, 
SKI LLSxx ECON321, EDMS451, GEOG306, MATH112 or 
higher (excluding math 113), PSYC200, SOCY200 



ELECT 



VI . Supporting Course Work: 18 

Mi nirrumof 18 credits of support] ng electives; at least 10 credit 
hours rrust be outsi de of the departrrent (with your acaderri c 
advisor's approval). 8 hours may be anthropology course work, but 
then cannot 'doublecounf as Anthropology electives. 



Advising 

The r^ may advisor for shjdents in the Anthropology major is the Undergraduate Advisor. The advisor is avail able to students during 
appointments, walk-in hours, and by phone and email. The advisor is responsible for helping students pi an their successful completion of the 
Anthropology major. Students will work with the advisor for an orientation to the department status on degree progress, administrative approval 
for special course enrol I merit academic audits, and graduation clearance. Inaddition, students should consider the Undergraduate Advisor a 
resource for general acaderri c and career advi cedunngtheirtimeativiaryl and. 

The office of the Undergraduate Advisor is supervised and supported by the Directed of Urdergraduate Studies (a faculty member) in the 
Department of Anthropology. Inaddition, all faculty merrtesintredepartmert serve as faculty a^ Students are expected to 

select and request a faculty member who works within their area of focus to be their faculty advisor (i .e. Archaeology, Biological Anthropology or 
Cultural Anthropology). For more information, or to contact the Director of Undergraduate Studies or Undergraduate Advisor, pleasecall 
301-405-1423 or go to www.bsosumd.edu/anth. 

Underg-aduate Research Experiences 

There are several undergraduate research experi ences avai I ab e f or students: 

1. Archaeology laboratories 

2. Biological anthropology lab 

3. Chesapeake heritage program 

4. Immigrant Life Course 

5. Cultural Systems Analysis Group 

6. Center for Heritage Resource Studi es 

For more information, please see our website www.bsosumd.edu/anth 
F iddwor k Opportunities 

The Department of Anthropology encourages students to explore its field school and study abroad opportunities: 

1. Summer archaeology field school 

2. Ethnographic field school injamaica (study abroad program) 

3. Ethnographic field school intheBrazilianAmazon(study abroad program) 

4. Ethnographic field school inArgentina (study abroad program) 

5. Wi nter term fi el d study i n I tal y (study abroad program) 

For more information, see our website: www.bsosumd.edu/anth. 

Internships 

All undergraduate students are encouraged to do an internship. There are many non-profit and government agencies in the Baltimore-Washington 
area that are willing to support Anthropology interns. For more information, pi ease contact the Di rector of Undergraduate Studies or the 
U ndergraduate A dvi sor. 

Co-op Programs 

The Department has a cooperative agreement with the National Park Service. When available, students have opportunities to work on various 
archeology and museum projects in the National Capital Region. For more information, pi ease contact the Director of Undergraduate Studiesor 
the U ndergraduate A dvi sor. 

Honors Program 

The Anthropology department also offers an Honors Program that provides the student an opportunity to pursue i n-depth study of his or her 
interests. Acceptance is contingent upon a 3.5 GPA in anthropology courses and a 3.0 overall average. The Honors Citation isawarded upon 
completion and review of a thesis (usually based upon at I east one term of research under the direction of an Anthropology faculty member) to be 
done within the field of anthropology. For additional information, students should contact the Director of Departmental Honors Program Dr. 
Wi 1 1 iam Stuart, 301-405-1435; E-mai I : wstuart@anth.umd.edu 

Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

Anthropology Student Association (ASA): An anthropology student association that meets regularly to plan student events and to he! p coordi rate 
various student and faculty activities. For meeting times contact the Undergraduate Advisor. 

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The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers all types of federal, state and institutional financial assistance programs and, in 
cooperation with other university offices, participates in the awarding of scholarships to deserving students. For information, visit: 
www.financialaid.umd.edu 



Arabic (ARAB) 

College of Arts and Humanities 

3125J imdtez Hall, 301-405-1891 

www.arabic.umd.edu 

Chair: A. Karimi-Hakkak (Professor) 

Professors: A. Elgibali, F. Keshavarz-Karamustafa 

Associate Professors: E. Zakim 

Assistant Professors: A. Abasi, V. Anishchenkova, S. Elsisi, P. Glanville 

I nstructors: N. Akbari-Saneh (Assistant Research Scholar) 

Lecturers: L. Alkebsi, Z. El Amine, D. El-Hefnawy, A. Gazit-Rosenthal, Saharjendi, Soulaimanjendi 

Visiting Faculty: A. Feuer (Visiting Assistant Professor) 

The Major 

TheArabic Studies Major (ARAB), www.arabic.urrd.edu, www.sllc.umd.edu, is housed in the Department of MiddeEasbErn Studies (MEST). 

This 42-credit major in Arabic Studies provides students with a sol id background in linguistic, literary, and cultural aspects of the modern Arab 
World, including the cultural domains of North Africa, Egypt, Arab Middle East, Arab diasporasintheU.S. and Europe, as well as minority 
communities in Arab countries (Armenian, Kurdish, Berber, Copts, etc.) The B.A. in Arabic Studies prepares students for a range of professional 
opportunities, including careers in government, education, business, and international clevelopment and communication. Students work toward 
competence in speaking, reading, writing, and listening. The Arabic Program offers extensive linguistic training in both literary A rabic( fusHa) 
and Arabic dialects (Egyptian and Levantine). Students will achieve cultural fluency by exploring diverse Arab societies and cultural zones and 
will I earn to approach them from a global perspective. Many undergraduates will choose to double major or do a double degree in Arabic and 
another subject including arts and humanities majors, business, computer science, and journal ism. 

Requirements far the Major 

Prerequisites (12 credits) 

Students must take the prerequi si te courses or sati sfy these requi rements by pi acement:* 
A RA B 104 E I ementary M odem Standard A rab c I - 1 1 ( 6 credi ts) 
ARAB105 Elementary Modem Standard Arabc 1 1 l-IV (6 credits) 

Core Sequence 24credHs 



ARAB204 


1 ntermediate M odem Standard 
Arabic 1 | 


(6 credits; prereq 
A RAB 105)* 


ARAB205 


1 ntermediate M odem Standard 
Arabic II 


(6 credits; prereq 
ARAB204) 


ARAB304 


Advanced M odem Standard 
Arabic 1 


(prereq ARAB205) 


ARAB305 


Advanced Modem Standard 
Arabic II 


(prereq ARAB304) 


ARAB206 


1 ntermedi ate Egypti an Col 1 oqui al 
Arabic III 


(prereq ARAB205)* 


ARAB207 


1 ntermedi ate Egypti an Col 1 oqui a 1 
Arabic IV 


(prereq ARAB206) 


ARAB210 


1 ntermedi ate Levanti ne Col 1 oqui al 
Arabic III 


(prereq ARAB205)* 


ARAB211 


1 ntermedi ate Levanti ne Col 1 oqui al 
Arabic III 


(prereq ARAB210) 



*Modern Standard Arabic is the formal variety of Arabic used throughout the A rab world, particularly for reading and writing. Egyptian Colloquial 
Arabic and Levanti neColloquial A rabi c are among the maj or spoken varieties in the Middle East All Arabic I anguage courses implement the 
integrated method where Modem Standard Arabic and colloquial Arabc are taught simultaneously, as two registers of the Arabc linguistic 
di scourse. U pon compl eti ng four semesters of A rabi c ( 104, 105, 204, 205) , students may choose to take d ther the Egypti an di al ect sequence ( 206, 
207) or theLevantine dialect sequence(210, 211) to deepen their knowledge of the dial ect and culture. 

Once credits have been received for a higher-level I anguage focus course, a lower-level course in the same strand (written or spoken) may not be 
taken for credit (ARAB204 may not betaken after ARAB205, for example ARAB107 may not betaken after ARAB206, etc.) 

TheArabic I anguage curriculum is designed for second language acquisition and targets non-native speakers. None of the Arabc I anguage courses 
are open to f I uent and nati ve speakers of A rabi c. 

Elective: a ninirrumof 18 credits 

A. Required Upper-level electivesinArabc(amnimumof 9credits) 

|ARAB311 |TheArabWoridToday ~|(pre-coreqARAB304) | 



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ARAB312 Islamic Culture (pre-coreqARAB304) 


ARAB 321 Arab Media (precoreqARAB304) 


ARAB 322 Commercial Arabic (precoreqARAB304) 


ARAB401 Readings in Arabic Literature (prereqARAB305) 


ARAB402 Arabic Translation (prereq ARAB305) 


ARAB411 U.S. -Arab Relations (prereq ARAB305) 


ARAB412 ModernArabic Literature A Survey j(prereqARAB305) 


ARAB499 Special Topics in Arabic Studies 



• Other ARAB courses may be included on written approval of UG advisor. 

• All pre-requi sites imply "or equivalent knowledge" In cases of equivalent knowledge required language-focus credits are replaced in 
consultation with, and with the written approval of, the undergraduate advisor. 

• The maj or i ty of content courses taught i n A rabi c are not open to f I uent and native speakers of Arabic. 

B. Optional Elecrjves in English: amaxirrumof 9 credits (no prereqs) 



ARAB251 Arabic Cinema 


ARAB252 Arabic LiteratureinTranslation 


ARAB298 The A rabi an Nights and the A it of Storytelling 


ARAB351 ArabCultureandCivilization 


ARAB499 Special Topics in Arabic Studies 



Certain courses in Middle Eastern Studies taught in English in other departments (depending on the content of the courses) can be substituted with 
the approval of the U ndergraduate advi sor and Program Di rector. 

Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in each course applied toward a major or minor in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures 
Additionally, an overall GPA of 2.0 in a major or minor is required for graduation. 

For information on study abroad programs seethe program advisor and/or the Education Abroad website: www. i ntemarj onal .umd.edu/studvabroad . 
Requirements for the Mi no- 
Arabic 

School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures (SLLC) 
www.arabc.umd.edu 

The minor in Arabic (21 credits) provides a solid grounding in Modern Standard Arabic and colloquial Arabic. Students who satisfy the 
requirements of the minor in Arabic can expect to be able to read and write and communicate orally in Modem Standard Arabic and one of the 
Arabic dialects at a level that would allow them to interact with native speakers and perform effectively in a daily environment; watch TV and 
films in Arabic; engage with authentic texts; writeshort papers in Arabic; and perform other tasks expected from an Advanced Level learner. 

The materials used to further language acquisition are culturally rich resources, and students completing the minor will have become familiar with 
many of the cultural patterns, social issues, historical events, artistic traditions, and elements of daily lifeof the people whosecultures are rooted in 
Arabic. Students interested in pursuing the minor in Arabic should contact the undergraduate advisor, who will be responsible for oversight and 
recordkeeping. 

Students should declare the mi nor in Arabic at least one year prior to graduation. 

Prerequisites (12 credits): 



ARAB 104 Elementary Modern Standard Arabic I -I I 
ARAB 105 ElementaryModernStandardArabiclll-IV 



Credits 

6 

6 



No prerequisites are required for students with equivalent knowledge. P I acerrent testing is mandatory. 
Courses required for Miner (21 credits): 

All prerequisites imply "or equivalent knowledge." 



Prerequisite Credits 



ARAB204 I ntermedi ate Modern Standard Arabic I 

ARAB205 I ntermediate Modern Standard Arabic 1 1 

ARAB304 Advanced Modern Standard Arabic 

ARAB305 Advanced Modern Standard Arabic 



ARAB105 
ARAB 204 
ARAB 205 
ARAB 304 



ARABXXX Ac| ditional upper level course taught in Arabic* 
*Contact the rri nor advi sor for approved courses 



6 
6 
3 
3 

3 

21 



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Notes 

• Oncecredits have been received for a higher-level I anguage focus course, a lower-level course in the same strand may not be taken for 
credit (For example, ARAB204may not be taken after ARAB 205) 

• I n cases where a student has equivalent knowledge, required courses are replaced in consultation with minor advisor. All courses applied to 
the mi nor must be taught i n A rabi c. 

• Students who begin their study as heritage speakers must seek the advice and written permission of the advisor before choosing the courses 
they will use to rep! ace any required minor courses 

• A maximum of 6credits can be applied to the minor from courses taken at other institutions. Nomorethan6creditsof the minor may be 
used to satisfy the requirements of a major. No courses in the minor may count toward another minor. 

• A 1 1 courses presented for the mi nor must be passed with a grade of C- or better. 

• Anoverall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation. 

To make an appd ntment to expl ore or decl are a mi nor, go t o www.arhu.umd.edu/urderaraduatB^acadernics/rninors 

Undergraduate Research Experiences 

The School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures has implemented an Annual SLLC Undergraduate Research Forum which allows its 
outstanding Juniors and/or Seniors to display their research projects. The Forum takes place in late April in the Language House (St. Mary's). 

Internships 

Annual LanguageCareer and I nbernship Fair 

Each fall semester, SLLC organizes a LanguageCareer and Internship Fair in conjunction with the UMD Career Center. For more information see 
the SLLC website http://www.sllc.urrcl.edu/ . 

Co-op Programs 

Language Partner Program (LPP) 

TheLanguage Partner Program is a joint venture between the School of Languages, Literaturesand Cultures, the Office of International Services 
and Education Abroad. International students and SLLC maj ors are assi gned in pairs to meet weekly on a one-on-one basis outside the classroom to 
work in an informal yet structured way on the listening, speaking and cultural acquisition skills of SLLC majors SLLC students in good academic 
standing (3.0 GPA) and at the intermadi ate to advanced level signupforalcrSLLC309- Language Partner Program 

Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

Individual SLLC departments hold annual inducti on ceremonies for students who are el igible for fwrxx - sciciety membership. 

Awards and Recognition 

TheUG Committee organizes an annual awards ceremony to celebrate SLLC students who have earned SLLC, campus and/or national 
scholarships, and academic achievement awards. The awards ceremony takes place in conjunction with the annual SLLC UG Research Forum 

Architecture (ARCH) 

School of Arohitecture> Planning and Preservation 

1200 Architecture Building, 301-405-8000 

www.arch.umd.edu 

archadvise@umd.edu 

Director: B. Kelly (Director, Assoc Prof, Asoc Prof & Area Chair) 

Professors M. Bell (Prof, Affiliate Prof), R. Etlin(DistUniv Prof), S. Hurtt(Prof), G. Rockcastle (Prof), R. Vam (Prof) 

Associate Professors: C. Bovill (Assoc Prof), R. Eisenbach (Assoc Prof), A. Gardner (Assoc Prof), I. Gournay (Assoc Prof, Affi I Assoc Prof), B. 

Kelly (Assoc Prof) 

Assistant Professors M. Ambrose (Asst Prof), H. Koliji (Asst Prof), P. Noonan (Prof Of Practice), L. Quiros Pacheco (Asst Prof), I . Williams 

(Asst Prof) 

Instructors:] . Catania (Lecturer), K. Crenshaw (Lecturer), L. Escobal (Lecturer), B. Grieb (Lecturer, Proj Mgr), G. Hartman (Lecturer), S. Lau 

(Lecturer), S. Lewis (Lecturer), K. Melluish (Lecturer), P. Mortensen (Lecturer), E. Northen (Lecturer), A. Rubeling (Lecturer), R. Schneck 

(Lecturer) 

Professors Emeriti: W. Bechhoefer (Prof Emeritus), R. Bennett (Prof Emeritus, Lecturer), K. Du Puy (Prof Emeritus), G. Francescato (Prof 

Emeritus), J. Hill (Prof Emeritus), R. Lewis (Prof Emeritus), J. Loss (Prof Emeritus), B. Schlesinger (Prof Emeritus) 

The Major 

The School of Architecture Planning, and Preservation offers a four-year preprofessional undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of 
Sci ence degree i n arch tecture. Students graduarj ng wi th the undergraduate maj or i n archi tecture typi cal I y requi re two years to compl ete the 
curriculum leading to the professional degree in architecture (M .ARCH). 

Students recei ve ri gorous and comprehensi ve i nstructj on from a f acul ty whose members are acti ve i n prof essi onal practi ce or research. M any 
faculty members have distinguished themselves across the professional spectrumand represent different approaches to architectural design. Their 
individual areas of expertise include architectural design and theory, history, architectural archaeology, technology, urban design and planning, 
and historic preservation. Visiting critics lecturers and the Kea Distinguished Professor augment the faculty; together they provide students with 
therequisiteexposuretocorternrjoraryrealitiesof architectural design. 

TheB.S. degree in archi tecture will qualify graduates to pursuea career in a number of fields, such as construction, real estate clevelopment public 
adrri ni strati on, or hi stori c preservati on, or to conti nue i n graduate work i n prof essi onal f i el ds such as arch tecture, urban pi anni ng, hi stori c 
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our students tD pursue advanced degrees in graphic design, interior design, fashion design, exhibition design and other creative fields 

For information see the School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation entry in Chapter 6. 

Program Obj actives 

The School's mission is to educate Architects, Planners, Preservationists, Developers and the manyal I ied stakeholders whose work and scholarship 
focuses on the quality of the built environment and promotes social justice, cultural value, resource conservation and economic opportunity. 

We take advantage of our unique locations in a region that features the nation's capital and the post- industrial City of Baltimore, and links the 
Appalachian Mountains to the Atlantic Ocean whilesurroundingtheChesapeake Bay. Marylard'sorjportunitiesandchallengesarefoundinits 
diverse communities, explosive growth and extensive historic resources. 

Our faculty, students and alumni collaboratively advance their vision ardcomrnitment through research, teaching, colloquia, writing, creative 
desi gn, pi ami ng, pol i cy f ormati on and prof essi onal work. Our mi ssi on i s hi stori cal I y rooted i n our I and grant mandate and enhanced by our 
regional and international activities. 

Academic Programs and Departmental Facilities 

Architecture L ibrary 

Located on the second floor of the Architecture Bui Iding, the Architecture library has planning and architecture books and periodicals, as well as 
Urban Studies and Planning studio reports. There is also a slide col lection avail able in the Elizabeth D. Alley Visual Resources Col lection on the 
same floor. L i brari ans are avail able by appointment to assist with your research needs 

Visual Resources Cerrter 

TheVRC consists of morethan 400,000 slides and digital images documenting architecture and the urban scene from pre-hi stori c times to the 
present Related topics include urban design, historic preservation, real estate development art, landscape architecture, as well as events around 
the School. Other visual materials include over 400 DVDs and videotapes along with lantern slides and photographs. I mages are acquired through 
site photography, scanning materials, commercial vendors, and donations from faculty and students. 

The school's faculty and students areencouraged to usethecurrent slides as a starting point for research. We are happy to scan items that are not 
yet in the digital realm. I rrBgesard other materials may be used for presentations in school classes and for research. 

Fabrication Lab 

The FabLab at the School of Architecture Planning and Preservation emphasizes the notion of learni ng to design through the process of making. 
Our students learn to influence the form and meaning of the built environment by working directly with its material and physical nature. Westress 
the integration of digital and hand fabrication methods, and explore how traditional technology is affected and transformed by new materials and 
technique. 

Admission to the Major 

F reshman appl i cants: 

http://www.admi ssi ons.umd.edu/appl v/f reshmanappl i catj on.cf m 
http://www.admi ssi ons.umd.edu/appl v/archi tecturecf m 

Transfer applicants: 
http://www.lep.urrd.edu/archsheet.pdf 

Advising 

Advising for current students is avai lable by e-mail, or in person. Advising appointments and school tours are conducted by trained peer advisors 
who can help you navigate admissions course registration, degree planning and other issues 

Contact Advising by E-mail 

Undergraduate Architecture students 

Contact archadvisegiumd.edu with advising questions. 

To schedule an appointment with the advisors, please visit www.arch.umd.edu/students/advisinq/ 
Advising for undergraduates in the Col lege is mandatory each semester. 
Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

Student Organi zati ons 

• AIAS- American I nstitute of Architecture Students 

• USGBC- United States Green Building Council 

• NOMAS- National Organization for Minority Architecture Students 

• ASA- ArchtectureStudentAssembly 

• APX- Alpha Rho Chi National Architecture Fraternity 



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Scholarships and Financial Assistance 

PI ease vi si t our wetei te for schol arshi p opportunrj es for current students 
htip://www,arch,umd,edu/stiidmt5/firTarc^ 

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers all types of federal, state and institutional financial assistance programs and, in 
cooperation with other university offices, parti ci pates in the awarding of send arshi ps to deserving students. For information, visit: 
www.fi nanci al ai d.urrd.edu 

Art(ARTT) 

College of Arts and Humanities 

1211-E Art/Sociology Building, 301-405-7790 

www.artumd.edu 

artdept@umd.edu 

Chair: W.C. Richardson- Painting/Drawing 

Professors: J . Ruppert - Sculpture F. Sham- Sculpture 

Associate Professors: P. Craig- Painting/Drawing, H. Elahi - New Genres/Digital Media'Social Practice D. Gavin- Drawing/Multi-media, M. 

Humphrey- Printmaking/Drawing, P. Kehoe- Painting/Drawing, R. Klank- Painting/Art Theory, R. Lozner- Graphic Design, B. Morse- Digital 

Media, J . Strom- Printifaking, J . Thorpe- Graphic Design 

Assistant Professors: A. Buck-Coleman- Graphic Design, S. Collis- Digital Media'Printmaking 

Lecturers: R. Baker (Lecturer), L. Berns- Foundation/Art Theory, E. Conover- Painting/Drawing, S. Devore- Photography, A. Georgievska-Shine 

-Art Theory, L. Hoover- Painting/Drawing/Theory, W.Jacobs (Lecturer, Assoc Dean), S.Jones- Sculpture/Foundation, N. Ratnapala- Digital 

Media, R. Weil - Art Theory 

Professors Emeriti: C. Dernonte( Distinguished Scholar-Teacher), D. Driskdl (Distinguished University Professor), T. Lapinski 

The Major 

The departments goal isto provide its students with the technical and conceptual tcidsneecledtomakeinnovativecontributionstoavisual culture 
in which traditional boundaries between the visual arts, design, film video, and architecture have become increasingly blurred. The accompli shed 
faculty members bring their professional experiences to the teaching studios, provi ding a contemporary context for the development of ski I (sand 
ideas. From a shared foundation ernphasi zing traditional fundamentals of art and design, students move into media concentrations that encourage 
interdisciplinary interaction, particularly with developing digital technologies. This flexible interaction between traditional and new media is 
central to the department's vision and the success of its mission. 

Program Objectives 

PI ease go to Department of Art Website for more information: www.artumd.edu 
Academic Programs and Departmental Fadlities 

Please go to Department of Art Website for more information: www.artumd.edu 

Admission to the Major 

The Department of Art offers three tracks to the B. A. degree. Track lis an open major, requiring no portfdio review, and requires 48 total credits 
for completion. All majorsenter the department in Track! 

Tracks 2 and 3 are specialized tracks with portfolio reviews for admission, and require 60 total credits for completion. Track 2 isfor a BA with an 
Advanced Specialization in Digital Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, orlntermediaTrack3isforaBA with a Concentration in Graphic 
Design. 

See the department website for more information: www.artumd.edu 

Placement in Courses 

With appropriate AP credit students may receive credit for A RTT lOOorARTT 110. Students can receive placement in more advanced courses 
wi th portf ol i o revi ew. Contact Department advi sors for more i nf ormati on. 

Requirements for the Major 

The Department of Art offers three tracks to a Bachelor of Arts Degree(BA). All maj ors enter the Department in Track 1, the open BA, andtakea 
required group of six Foundation courses (18 credits). After completion of the Foundation courses, students may continue in Track 1 without 
portfolio review, or choose to submit a portfdio of work completed in Track 1 courses for admission into Track 2 or Track 3. Portfolio Reviews 
for both specializations will take pi ace during the Spring semester, usually during I ate March. 

• Trade L BA in Studio Art. This is an open program with no portfolio admission requirement This track provides ample space for outside 
electives, encourages interdisciplinary interaction, and provides double major or doubledegree possibilities. The Art Education Curriculum 
works with Track 1. Credit requirements: 36 credits in Studio Art, and 12 credits in supporting courses in Art History and/or Art Theory, for a 
total of 48 credits 

• Trade 2: BA in Studio Art with Advanced Specialization. This track is restricted to students admitted by competitive portfolio review, 
andisaimedat students who envision graduate study or professional careersinart Students accepted into this track will complete, in 
addition to the requirements for Track 1, a 12 credit advanced specialization in specific media areas, including A RTT 481: Advanced 
Specializati on Seminar. Areas of specialization include Digital Media, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and Intermedia Credit 
requirements: 48 cr. NstedinTrackldusl2cr. inAdvanced Specializations, for a total of 60 credits 



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• Track 3: BA in Studio Art with a Ccncaitration in Graphic Design. This track is restricted to students adrritted into the Graphic Design 
Concentration through a competitive portfolio review. This program provides a pre-professional orientation emphasizing interactive design, 
graphic design theory, and interdisciplinary research. Students accepted into theGraphic Design program must complete a specific sequence 
of courses at both the 300 and 400 level . Graphic Design courses are only avai I able to students who have been admitted to the Graphic 
Design Concentration. Credit requirements: 21 credits in Foundation and studio art dectives, and 12 credits in supporting courses in Art 
History and/or Theory (A RTT 361 Design Literacy: Decoding Our Visual Culture, a Graphic Design Concentration requirement, satisfies 3 
creditsof trie support] ng area for Graphic Design students) for a total of 60credits. 

Students interested inTrack 2 may apply after the completion of at least two 300-level courses, pi us completion or enrollment in ARTT 418. 
Students may re-appl y one ti me 

Students interested inTrack 3 must have completed or be enrol led in the required FourxJati on courses to apply to the specialization. The strict 
course requirements in Graphic Design make early application to Track 3 optimal. Students may reapply onetime. 

Transfer students who have completed courses equivalent to the Foundation and i ntermediate courses at UMCP may apply immediately toTracks 
2 or 3 if they choose 

Theseareconpetitiveprogramswithalimitof approxi matey 20 rovstodents per year in the combined Art areas, and approximately 20 students 
per year in Graphic Design. For information about the Portfolio Review process for Tracks 2 and 3 please see the Department of Art Website. 

N o course grade bel ow the grade of C- may count toward the maj or. A n overal I G PA of 2.0 i n the maj or i s requi red for graduati on. 
Track L BA in Studio Art - 48 total credits required to ccrnplete major 
Foundation Courses IS Credits 

• ARTT 100 Two Dimensional Design Fundamentals 

• ARTT 110 Elementsof Drawing I 

• ARTT 150 Introduction to Art Theory 

• ARTT 200 Three Dimensional Art Fundamentals 

• ARTT 210 Elementsof Drawing II 

• ARTT 255 I ntroduction to Digital Art and Design Processes 

IrrtermediateCourses: 9 Credits 

Choose three courses total from at I east two areas on this list 

• Panting (ARTT 320) 

• Scul pture (A RTT 330, 331, 332, 333) 

• Pri ntmaki ng (A RTT 340, 341, 342, 344) 

• Digital Media (ARTT 370) 

Advanced Courses 9 Credits 

• ARTT 418 Advanced Drawing Studio 

• One 300/400-1 eve! ARTT elective 

• One400-level ARTTor Art Theory elective 

Supporting Area: 12 Credits 

• ARTH 200, ARTH 201, pi us two 300/400- 1 eve! ARTH or Art Theory el ectives 

• (Department recommends ARTH 351: Twentieth Century 1945 to present) 

Trade 2: BA in Studio Art with an Advanced Specialization: 

12 credits in addition to 48 credits required in Track!; 60 total credits requi red to complete maj or. 

Course Requirements for Areas of Advanced Specialization in Studio Art Advanced media courses ending in 8 or 9 are repeetable up to 12 

credits. 

Digital Media: 

• ARTT 479 Advanced Digital Media Studio (2 repeatable 3 cr. courses) - 6 credits 

• Option: ARTT 479 or A RTT 353/449 (Photo) or 34x/448( Pri ntmaking) -courses that emphasize digital processes (3cr. of ARTT 498 
Directed Studies may be substituted for ARTT 479 cr.) -3 credits 

• ARTT 481 Advanced Specialization Seminar. Track 2 students only. Students in Department Honors Program may substitute the Honors 
Semi nar for thi s course. - 3 credits 

Painting: 

• ARTT 428 Advanced Painting Studio (Three repeetable 3 cr. courses) (3 cr. of ARTT 498 Directed Studies in Art may be substituted for 
ARTT428)- 9 credits 

• ARTT 481 Advanced Specialization Seminar. Track 2 students only. Students in Department Honors Program may substitute the Honors 
Semi nar for thi s course. - 3 credits 

Pri ntmaking: 

• Option: ARTT 34x or ARTT 448 - 3 credits 

• ARTT 448 Advanced PrintmakingStudio(T wo repeatable 3 cr. courses) (3cr. of 498 Directed Studies may be substituted for 448 credit) - 6 
credits 

• ARTT 481 Advanced Specialization Seminar. Track 2 students only. Students in Department Honors Program may substitute the Honors 
Semi nar for thi s course. - 3 credits 

Sculpture 



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• Option: ARTT 33x or ARTT 418* or ARTT 438 - 3 credits 

• ARTT 438 Advanced Sculpture Studio (Two repestable3cr. Courses) (3 cr. of ARTT 498 Directed Studies in Art may be substituted for438 
credit) -6 credits 

• ARTT 481 Advanced Specialization Seminar. Track 2 students only. Students in Department Honors Program may substitute the Honors 
Serri nar for thi s course - 3 credits 

Inter madia: 

• A RTT 4xx Advanced Studi os (Combi nati on of i nter-rel ated courses) ( 3 cr. of A RTT 498 Di rected Stud es i n A rt may be used for 4xx 
credit)- 9 credits 

• ARTT 481 Advanced Specialization Seminar. Track 2 students only. Students in Department Honors Program may substitute the Honors 
Serri nar for thi s course. - 3 credits 

Track 3: BA in Studio Art vtf Concentration in Graphic Design 
60 total credits required to complete major. 

I ntermediate and Advanced Graphic Design courses are restricted to students who have been accepted into the Design Concentration by an 

application process and competitive portfolio review. All Track 3 students must satisfy the foil owing requirements: 

Requirements 

• Foundation and Supporting Area courses listed inTrack 1 BA (see ARTT 361 below) - 27 credits 

• ARTT 386 or 45x Graphic Design Electives - 6 credits 

• ARTT 3xx/4xx Art ElectJves- 6credits 

• Required Graphic Design Area of Concentration Courses- 21 credits 

Graphic Design required courses- 21 credits 

• ARTT 355: 1 ntermediate Graphic Design Principles 

• ARTT 356: Graphic Design Processes 

• ARTT 357: 1 nteractive Graphic Design 

• ARTT 454: Advanced Graphic Design Principles 

• ARTT 455: ThreeDimensional Graphic Design 

• ARTT 458: Graphic Design Portfolio 

• ARTT 361: Design Li teracy: Decoding Visual Culture. Satifies3cr. of theArt History or Theory supporting area. 

Graphic Design elective courses Student choice i 6 credits. 

N ot al I courses are offered every semester. Some are off ered duri ng Summer and Wi nter terns. 



.A RTT 386: 
, A RTT 456: 
, A RTT 457: 
, A RTT 459: 
.ARTT 488: 
• A RTT 499: 



Experiential Learning (Graphic Design I nternship only) 

Motion Design 

Advanced I nteracti ve Design 

Advanced Graphic Design Studio 

Special Topics in Graphic Design 

Directed Studies in Graphic Design 



Other Requirements for the Major 

Pleasegoto Department of Art Website for more information: www.artumd.edu 

Certificate 

The Department of Art offers no formal Certificate programs. 

Advising 

The department assi gns advi sors to its maj ors by cl ass/credi t hours. The narre of trie advisor for each class is availarie in trie departrnent office 
Each second-semester sophornore and first-semester senior is required to see his or her advisor within the department Additionally, each student is 
strongly encouraged to see hi s or her advi sor i n the department each semester. 

Undergraduate Research Experiences 

A vari ety of undergraduate research and/or i nternshi p experi ences are avai I abl e P I ease go to Department of A rt Websi te for more i nf ormati on: 
www.artumd.edu 

F iddwor k Opportunities 

A variety of undergraduate fi el dwork and/or internship opportunities are available. Pleasego to Department of Art Website for more information: 
www.artumd.edu 

I nternshi ps 

Students have worked in a variety of internship settings These have included assi sting professionals with public commissions, commercial or 
cooperative gallery and exhibition duties, and working in professional artists' workshops in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. metropolitan areas. 
TheGraphic Design corcer*ationrrairtaireavarietyctf irterehipconriecti design community. Additional information 

i s avai I abl e i n the Department of A rt of fi ce 

Honors Program 

The Honors Program i s avai I abl e to art studi o maj ors f or the purpose of creati ngorjpor^ni ties for irvderihstijcyardmrichmerit in areas of 
special and creative interest To qualify, students must be art majors with junior or senior status, amajorG.P.A of 3.2, and an overall G.P.A.of 
3.0. The program requires a total of 12 credits in Honors course work. Two courses (3 credits each) may betaken at the 300 or 400-level, and two 



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courses (3 credits each) atthe400-level.Thereisathesiscorrponentinoneof the400-level courses and includes aThesis Exhibition in the 
HermanMaril Gallery. Please coreult the departirHt website arx^or the Honors Director for additional information. 

Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

The Student Art League is an activestuclert organization that ereouragesmeml^ majors Art majors participate in 

many campus- wi de organi zati ons 

Scholarships and Financial Assistance 

The Department of Art administers eight Creative and PerformingArtsScholarships(CAPAs) that are avail able to continuing students as well as 
entering freshman or transfer students. This is a merit-based scholarship that is awarded on a one-year basis, and may be renewed. Additional 
information is available in the main off ice of the department The Van Crews Scholarship is designated for outstanding Art majors concentrating 
in graphic design. It is awarded for one year and is renewable. Further detailsareavailableonthedepartmentwebsite: www.artumd.edu 

Awards and Recognition 

Each semester the faculty votes for students to receive 1st 2nd, and 3rd place cash prizes for the J ames P. Wharton Award, given at graduation. 
Students are given the awards based on works exhibited in the Graduating Seniors Exhibition in the HermanMaril Gallery. 

Each semester the painting faculty nominates and votes for a student to receive the Herman Mari I Painting Prize, awarded at graduation. 

Each year, the department holds a competition for thej ohn Dorsey Prize for Curatorial Excel lence. The wi rmer receives a cash award and funds 
towards trie production of a curated exhibition in the HermanMaril Gallery. 

Other awards are gi ven on an i rregul ar basi s depend ng on the fundi ng. 

For moreinformati on, go to the department website: www.artumd.edu 

ART HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY (ARTH) 

College of Arts and Humanities 

1211-B Art/Sociology Building, 301-405-1479 

www.arthistory.umd.edu 

Chair: M.Gill 

Professors: A. Col antuono, M.Gil I, J. Hargrove, J. Kuo, S. Mansbach, W. Pressly, M.Venit, A. Wheelock 

Associate Professors: R. AterJ . Shannon, Y. Suzuki, A. Vdk 

Assistant Professors: S. Hill, A. McEwen 

Lecturers: B. Bland (Lecturer), A. Georgievska- Shine (Lecturer), L. Martinez (Lecturer), G. Metcalf (Lecturer) 

Affiliate Professors: F. Kelly, R. Spear 

Professors Emeriti: D. Demy (Prof Emeritus), M.Spiro (Assoc Prof Emerita), J. Withers (Assoc Prof Emerita) 

The Major 

The faculty and students of the Department of Art History and Archaeology forma dynamic nucleus within a major research university. The 
program leadingtotheB.A. degree in Art History, provides a diverse selection of courses in the art and archaeology of Africa, Asia, Europe, and 
theAmericas. The goal of the department is to develop thestudent's critical understanding of art hi story and visual culture 

The department has strong coverage in Western art from the classical period up to the present. Inaddition, by taking advantage of the unusual 
diversity of faculty interests, students can study in areas not traditionally offered in departments of art history and archaeology, such as the art of 
Africa, art of the African diaspora, art of LatinAmerica, and Chinese and Japanese art Studies in archaeology may be pursued in cooperation with 
other University departments. 
Courses offered by this department may be found under the fol lowing acronym ARTH. 

Program Obj actives 

The Department of Art Hi story and Archaeology's B. A. program equips its majors with critical knowledge of art hi story and visual cultureThe 
program promotes visual literacy in the history of art fromaround the world and from prehistoric times to the present It cultivates strong research, 
written, and critical thinking skills; and develops students' abilities to synthesize cultural, historical, political, and social information as it bears 
upon the visual arts. 

Program L ear ni ng Outcomes 

Students are expected to fully engage with thecurriculumardtheopportunities presented for learning and research. Having completed the BA. in 
Art History, students should have acquired the following abilities 

1. A nab I ity to demonstrate knowledge of a large set of artistic monuments objects and performances in their cultural, historical, political, and/or 
social contexts. 

2. An ab I ity to communicate effectively about art in writing, applying complex forms of analysis in essay- length papers using clear and concise 
prose 

3. A nab I ity to employ the appropriate technologies for conducti ng research in the hi story of art, including print sources and/or electronic 
information. 

4. An ab I ity to recognize and understand fundamental art historical methods including but not limited to connoisseursbp, stylistic chronology, 
vi sual and techni cal anal ysis, hi stori cal contextual i zati on, and theoreti cal eval uati on. 



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Academic Pro-ams and Departmental Facilities 

The location of the university between Washington and Baltimore gives students the opportunity to use some of the finest museum and archival 
col I ecti ons i n the worl d for the; r course work and i ndependent research. The department encourages students to hoi d i ntemshi ps at a number of 
these institutions Curator/professors, exhibitions in galleries at the University of Maryland, interactive technologies, and the extensive use of study 
collections corrplementtraditional classroom learning. 

The department i s i n the forefront of expl oring digital i magi ng technol ogi es f or art hi stori cal and archaeol ogi cal teachi ng, research, and 
publication. TheMichelleSmithCollaboratoryforVisual Culture I ocatedintre department on the fourth floor of theArtySociology Building, is 
central in creating a nurturing environment for academic research and creative learning. This new space permits ample workspace for meetings, 
workshops, forums, and the execution of large-scale technical projects. 

Retirements far the Major 

Requi rements f or the maj or i n A rt H i story are as f ol I ows: 

C recite 

Onefromc 3 

ARTT100 Two Dimensional Art Fundamentals 
ARTT110 Elementsof Drawing I 

ARTH required courses 

ARTH2xx three ARTH courses at the 200 level 9 

ARTH300/400seven ARTH courses at the 300-400 level 21 

Supporting Area: 12 

A supporti ng area of four courses outsi de the 
department of A rt H i story and A rchaeol ogy at the 
300-400 level . Course should cohere around a 
broad area of study, and must be related to the 
student's studies in the department All supporting 
courses must be approved by an A RTH advi sor. 

No credit toward the major can be received for ARTH 100 or 355. 

No course with a grade lower than C- may be used to satisfy major or supporting area requirements. 

A n overal I G PA of 2.0 i n the maj or i s requi red for graduati on. 

Other Requirements for the Major 

In the Department of Art Hi story and A rchaeol ogy, 300-level and400-level courses are differentiated. 300-level courses focus on peri odor topi cal 
surveys and 400-level courses hi ghlight content- or theme-based material. Majors should complete the 200-level surveys before they enrol I in300- 
or400-level courses. Students are strongly encouraged to take supporting [area courses triatcorrplerrHtthearthistorymajor. Nocoursewitha 
grade I ower than C- may be used to sati sfy maj or or supporti ng area requi rements. 

Requi rements for the Mi nor 

The minor in Art History introduces students to a range of art-historical periods, problems, and methodologies and is intended at once to broaden 

and deepen the student's knowledge of arts and humanities. A total of 18 credits is required. 

1. Nine(9) credits of 200-level surveys in the hi story of art are requi red. Choose any three (3) broad surveys from among the following 3-credit 

courses: 



• ARTH 200: 
.ARTH 201: 

• ARTH 250 
.ARTH 255: 

• ARTH 275: 

• ARTH 290: 



Art and Society in Ancient and Medieval Europe and the Mediterranean 
Art and Society inteh West from the Renaissance to the Present 
Art and Society in the Ancient American World 
A rt arcl Soci ety in the Mcdern American World 
Artand Society in Africa 
Art and Society i n Asia 



2. In addition, nine (9) credits of upper-level art history courses are requi red. Choose any three (3) upper-division (300- or 400- level) 3-credit 

courses in Art History (ARTH prefix). 

A total of six(6) credits may be transferred irtotiTemrcrfromother institutions or prcigrams. These transferred credits include those from 

study-abroad programs. Study-abroad credit requi res the prior approval of the Director of Undergraduate Studies. 

All courses presented for the minor must be passed with a grade of C- or better. Beginning with students matriculating in Fall 2012, to be awarded 

a baccalaureate degree, students must have a mini mum C (2.00) cumulative grade point average across all courses used to sati sfy minor 

requirements. 

To make an appoi ntment to expl ore or decl are a rri nor, 

go to htto://www.arhu.urrxl.edu/urdergraduate/academics/minors 

Advising 

Departmental advising is mandatory for all majors 

Internships 

Students may receive academic credit for internships via ARTH 386. Thiscourse may count as one of the seven 300/400-level ARTH courses 
requi red for completion of the A RTH major. Prerequisites: perrrissi on of department and 60 credit hours completed. All students are requi red to 



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complete an A RTH Internship Contract, avail able from the undergraduate advisor. Qualified majors should consult with the Director of 
Undergraduate Studies for internship opportunities. 

Honors Program 

If you havecompleted at least 12 credits in Art History and Archaeology courses and if you have an overall GPA of 3.5 or higher (in all course 
work, notjustARTH courses) you are qualified to work toward clepartmental honors at graduation. Such honors will be noted on your official 
transcript. Consultthe Director of Undergraduate Studies for details. Among your seven 300/400- level ARTH courses required for the major, you 
musttake at least one colloquium (ARTH 488) and you also must takeMethods of ArtHistory (ARTH 496). In addition to the regular 
requirements for the major, you must research and write an Honors Thesis (ARTH 499), normally in the year when you will graduate. Before 
registering for this course you must identify and gain the support of a faculty supervisor. The faculty supervisor must be a regular member of the 
ARTH department faculty. Adjunct faculty members do not supervise honorstheses. 

Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

The Department of Art Hi story and A rchaeology has an active Undergraduate Art History Association. I nterested students should contact the 
Di rector of U ndergraduate Studi es for more i nformati on. 

Scholarships and Financial Assistance 

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers all types of federal, state and institutional financial assistance programs and, in 
cooperation with other university offices, participates in the awarding of scholarships to deserving students. For information, visit: 
www.financialaid.umd.edu 

Awards and Recognition 

The Department of A rt H i story and A rchaeol ogy offers four undergraduate awards each year: the J udi th K . Reed Schol arshi p to an A RTH maj or 
of junior standing; theJudithK. Reed Commencement A ward, ancfthe George Levitine and Frank DiFederico Book Awards to graduating ARTH 
seniors. 

Asian American Studies Certificate 

Office of Undergraduate Studies 

1145 ColeStudent Activities Building, 301-405-0996 

www.aastumd.edu 

aast@umd.edu 

Note: The Certificate i n Asian American Studies is suspended. I nformation on the Certificate is for reference only. 

The Certificate in Asian American Studies involves students in critical study of the experiences of Asian Americans Through an interdisciplinary 

approach, students examine the hi stories, communities, and cultures of Asian Americans as both distinctive from and connected to the broader 

themes for diversity, ethnicity, race gender and migration in the Americas. 

Requirements for Certificate 

The Certificate in Asian American Studies requires at least 21 credits 6 credits in core courses (AAST200 and AAST201); 12 credits in elective 

courses (from among A A ST offeri ngs or, with program approval, from among courses offered outside A A ST); and a capstone course of 3 credits 

(AAST 378 or AAST388). Students must earn a grade of C- or better in any course that counts toward the Certificate in Asian American Studies. 

Beginning with students matriculating in Fall 2012, to be awarded a baccalaureate degree, students must have a mini mum C (2.00) cumulative 

grade poi nt average across al I courses used to sarj sf y undergraduate certif i cate requi rements. 

Note The Certificate in Asian American Studies was suspended beginning fall 2009. The Asian American Studies Program currently offers a 

15-credit academic minor; seeChapter6fordetailsontheAsianAmericanStudiesMinor. 

Astronomy (ASTR) 

Cdlegeof Computer, Mathematical, & Physical Sciences 

1205 Computer and Space Sciences Building, 301-405-3001 

www.a5tro.umd.edu 

astr-grad@deansumd.edu 

Chair: S. Vogel 

Director: E. McKenzie 

Professors: M. C. Miller, L. D. Deming, D. Hamilton, A. Harris L. Murray, R. Mushotzky, K. Papadopoulos C. Reynolds, D. Richardson, J . 

Sunshine, S.Veilleux 

Associate Professors: A. Bolatto, M. Ricotrj 

Assistant Professors S. Gezari 

Instructors: G. Deming 

Lecturers: M. Hayes-Gehrke (Senior Lect), R. Oiling (Res Assoc), A. Peel, P. Romani 

Adj unct Professors: J . Centrella, E. Dwek, N. Gehrels (Col lege Park Prof), S. McGaugh, M. Mumma, E. Ostriker, N. White 

Professors Emeriti: M. A'HearnJ. Earl, W. EricksonJ. Harnngton, M. Leventhal 

Visiting Faculty: D. Neufeld 

The Major 

The Astrorrorry Department offers courses leading to a Bachelor of Science in Astronomy as well as a series of courses of general interest to 
non-majors. Astrororry majors are given a strong urxlergradua^ Mathematics and Physics The degree program is 

designed to prepare students for positions in government and industry laboratories or for graduate work in Astronomy or related fields Courses 
offered by this department may be found under the fol I owi ng acronym ASTR. 



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Academic Programs and Departmental Facilities 

The Department of Astronomy is a partner in threCombrx^ Array for Research in Millirn^ which operates a 

mi II i meter wavelength radio array located near Bishop, California Thearrayisthelargestandmostsensitivearrayof itstypeintheworld. The 
Department is a full partner in the4,3m Discovery Channel Telescope (DCT), one of the largest arxl most technologically advanced telescopes in 
the continental U.S. TheDepartmentisirwIvedwithmajorspacerrissions, such as NASA's E POX I mission which visited Comet Hartley 2 in 
2010. Addi tj onal I y, the Department operates a smal I observatory on campus whi ch has four fixed tel escopes rangi ng i n aperture from 20" to 7" 
and six portable 8" telescopes. Thi s faci I ity is used for undergraduate majors' classes and for smal I -scale research projects, as well as for an Open 
House Program for the public. Finally, the Department maintains and upgrades a Beowulf cluster for corrputation-intensivescience projects 
Or^portunitiesareavailableforurxlergraduatestobecorneinvolved in research with all of these facilities. 

Requirements for the Major 



ASTR120 

ASTR121 

ASTR310 
ASTR320 
ASTR4-- 

PHYS171* 

PHYS174* 
PHYS272* 
PHYS273* 
PHYS275* 

PHYS276* 

PHYS374 
PHYS401 
PHYS404 
MATH 140 
MATH 141 
MATH240 
MATH 241 

MATH 246 



Required Courses 

Introductory Astrophysics Solar System 

I ntroductory Astrophysics 1 1 : Stars and 

Beyond 

Observational Astronomy 

Theoretical Astrophysics 

400 level astronomy courses 

I ntroductory Physi cs: M echani cs and 

Relativity 

Physics Laboratory I ntroduction 

Introductory Physics: Fields 

Introductory Physics: Waves 

Experimental Physicsl: Mechanics and Heat 

Experimental Physics II: Electricity and 

Magnetism 

I ntermedi ate Theoretical Methods 

Quantum Physics I 

I ntroduction to Statistical Thermodynamics 

Calculus I 

Calculus 1 1 

I ntroducti on to L i near A I gebra 

Calculus I II 

Differential EquarJonsforScientistsand 

Engineers 



Credits 
3 



3 
3 
6 



4 
4 
3 
4 
4 
4 
4 



*With the perm'ssi on of the advisor, PHYS160, 260, 261, 270, 271 can be substituted for this sequence. 

The program requires that a grade of C- or better be obtained in all courses required for the major. Beginning with students matriculating in Fall 
2012, to be awarded a baccalaureate degree, students must havea minimum C (2.0) cumulative grade point average across all courses used to 
sati sf y maj or degree requi rements 

Detailed information on typical r^ograrrs arxl alternatives to the stardardr^ Department 

Requi rerrents for a Bachel or of Sci ence Degree i n Astronomy whi ch i s avai I abl e f ram the A stronorny Department office 

Requi rements for the Mi nor 
Astronomy 

A Minor in Astronomy may be earned by completing the foil owing with grades of C- or better. Beginning with students matriculating in Fall 
2012, to be awarded a baccalaureate degree, students must have a mini mum C (2.0) cumulative grade point average across all courses used to 
satisfy mi nor requi rements AnappoirtmeritrrtJStberradetoregistH"forthemrKDrbefore 30 credits are taken. PI ease contact Department for 
compl ete rul es and procedures 



ASTR100 
ASTR101 

ASTR1- 



Onefrom 

I ntroduction to Astronomy 

General Astronomy 

any other I ntroductory sequence in 

Astronomy 



Credits 
3 

4 



ASTR220 
ASTR230 



One from 

Col I i si ons in Space - The Threat of Asteroid 

Impact 

The Science and Fiction of Planetary Systems 



Three from 
ASTR300 Stars and Stellar Systems 
ASTR305 Astronomy and the M edi a 
ASTR330 Sol ar System Astronomy 



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ASTR340 Origin of the Universe 3 

ASTR380 LifeintheUniverse-Astrobiology 3 

ASTR498 Special Problems in Astronomy 3 

C RSxx Or a course approved by the department 3 

Planetary Science 

The Departments of Astronomy and Geology jointiy sponsor a minor program in Planetary Science. Details about this minor and its course 
requi rements are provi ded i n Chapter 8. 

Internships 

M any undergraduate students do astronomy research internships at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center. More information is avail able on the 
department website under Undergraduate Research '. 

Honors Program 

The Honors Program offers students of exceptional ability and interest in Astronomy opportunities for research participation. Honors students 
work with afaculty advisor on a research project for which academic credit is earned. Certain graduate courses are open for credit toward the 
bachelor's degree. (Students are accepted i nto the Honors Program by the Department's Honors Committee on the basis of grade poi nt average or 
recommendation of faculty.) Honors candidates enroll inASTR 399, completea research project, writea thesis and do an oral presentation before a 
committee Satisfactory grades lead to graduation With Honors (or High Honors) in Astronomy. 

For Additional Information 

Further information about advising and the Honors Program can be obtained by calling the Department of Astronomy office at 301-405-3001. 
Students who have been away more than two years may find that due to curriculum changes the courses they have taken may no longer be 
adequate preparation for the courses required to complete the major. Students in this situation must meet with the Departmental Advisor to make 
appropriate plans 

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science (AOSC ) 

Cdlegeof Computer, Mathematical, & Physical Sciences 

3417 Computer and Space Sciences Bui Idi ng, 301-405-5391 

www.atrrosumd.edu 

Chair: J. Carton 

Professors A. Busalacchi, J . Carton, R. Dickerson, R. Hudson, E. Kalnay, Z. Li, X. Liang, R. Murtugudde, S. Nigam, R. Pinker, R. Salawitch, D. 

Zhang 

Associate Professors: K. Ide, N. Zeng 

Affiliate Professors: E. Berbery (Res Prof, Aff Res Prof) 

Affiliate Associate Professors: M. Tzortziou (Asst Res Sci, AffiliateAsst Rsch Scientist) 

Adjunct Professors: E. Berbery, C. Brown, R. Col well (DistUnivProf Emerita, Affiliate Prof), P. Decola (Visit Asst Res Sci, Adjunct Prof), B. 

Doddridge, M. Evans, R. Higgins M. King, D. Kirk-Davidoff, V. Kousky, I. Laszlo (Adjunct Prof), M. McGill (Visit Sr Res Sci), L. Miller 

(Adjunct Prof), K. Pickering, A. Thompson, L.Uccellini, H. VanDenDool, F. Weng(VisitSrResSci), R.Zhang 

AdjunctAssistant Professors N. Nidzieko (Asst Prof, Visit Asst Prof) 

Professors Emeriti: F. Baer, R. Ellingson, E. Rasmusson (Sr Res Sci Emeritus), A. Vemekar 

The Major 

Fundamental corcepts from mathematics, chemistry, physics, and computer science are applied to understand the basic principles that control our 
weather and climate, from extreme events I ike tornadoes to the millennial changes of ice ages and the results of human modification of our 
envi ronment. Coursework i n the f i rst two years emphasi zes mastery of these fundamental s Coursework i n the I ast two years provi des a 
comprehensive survey of atmospheric andoceanic science, while specialty courses and guided research allow the student to develop expertise in an 
area of concentration. The Department has particular strengths in computer modeling arid remote sensing of the atmosphere and ocean, atmospheric 
chemistry, and climate studies In addition to the Department, nearby research laboratories such as theNOAA National Centers for Environmental 
Prediction and NASA Goddard Space Flight Center offer the student many research opportunities Courses offered by this department may be 
found under the fol lowing acronyms: AOSC 

Program Obj ectives 

The Atmospheric and Oceanic Science B.S. program seeks to educate majors in the basic principles that control our weather and the interactions 
between atmosphere and ocean that regul ate EarthcBcli mate. Students will be provi ded with practical experience as researchers and creators of 
knowledge, and equipped with the requi rements for a full rangeof careers in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, as well as for related areas in 
secondary education, graduate school, industry, and public service. 

Academic Programs and Departmental Facilities 

Our department hosts an undergraduate maj or, three undergraduate mi nors, a prof essi oral masters and a f ul I acaderri c graduate program The 
overt ap between the prof essi oral masters program and the undergraduate program al I ows i ncorri ng freshman to earn both a bachel ors and a 
masters degree infiveyears. We believe that research is an essential part of an undergraduate experience, and requi re all our maj ors to complete a 
senior thesis as part of their education! 

We maintain computer labs for the useof our srxdentsinadditiontothecomtputerfacilities provided by the university, with all maj or operating 
systems represented. Several of our research groups al so have thei r own compute cl usters, and those who need to access sti 1 1 more powerful 
computing resources can use NASA, NOAA and N CAR machines. The department hosts several large disk arrays for local data storage and 
general-usecomrjuteclustersfor student useindassesand on small projects. All are accessible from our laboratories 



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We have a state of the art rooftop mdteorol ogi cal I aboratory, whi ch currentl y houses standard meteorol ogi cal i nstruments and more than a dozen 
atmospheric chemstry measurements ThisfacilityalsofrequertlyhostsirTstrumert and 

NOAA. A short distance away, our departmert runs an atmospheric chemstry, precipitation ancfdeposition field site at the Beltsvi lie Agricultural 
Research Center. 

Closely affiliated departments and programs, the Earth System Science I nterdiscip! inary Center (ESSIC) and thej oint Global Change Research 
Institute (J GCRI) are i n the M Square development immediatel yeast of the main campus, and numerous world-class federal facilities are a short 
walk or drive away. The new NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction with 700 NOAA researchers is housed next to ESSIC and 
JGCRI intheMSquaredevelopmentjusteastof US Route 1. NASA'sGoddardSpaceFlightCenterisfivemilesdowntheroad, and the National 
I nstitute of Standards and Technology, Naval Research Labs, Environmental Protection Agency, and many more are also located inthe 
Washington, D.C. Metro area. All have hi red our graduates and host frequent col laborationswith our faculty and students. 

Admission to the Major 

The major in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science is not a limited enrollment program (LEP), so there are no formal requirements for entry into the 
maj or. Successful students general I y have a sol i d background, earni ng good grades i n matnemati cs, physi cs and cherri stry. 

Requirements for the Major 



AOSC 200* Weather and Climate 

AOSC 201 Weather and CI i mate Laboratory 

AOSC 431 Atmospheric Thermodynamics 

AOSC 432 Dynarricsof the Atmosphere and Oceans 

AOSC 494 Serrinar 

AOSC 493 Seni or Research Proj ect I 

AOSC 498 Seni or Research Proj ect 1 1 

nc;r .. p Computi ng and Data A nal ysi s: Deci pheri ng 

AUbf.^BL ClimateChangeClues 

AOSC 4XX** Upper Level Major Electives 

F our of the f ol I owi ng f i ve cl asses: 

AOSC 400 Physical Meteorology of theAtmosphere 

AOSC 401 Climate Dynamics and Earth SystemScience 

AOSC 424 Remote sensing 

AOSC 433 Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate 

AOSC 470 Synoptic Meteorology 



CHEM 135 
CHEM 136 
MATH 140 
MATH 141, 
MATH 24lA 
MATH 245^ 

PHYS 161^ 

PHYS 174M 

PHYS26CM 

PHYS 261^ 

PHYS270AA 

PHYS271AA 



General Chemistry for Engineers 

General Chemistry Laboratory for Engineers 

Calculus I 

Calculus 1 1 

Calculus II I 

Differential Equations 

General Physics: Mechanics and Particle 

Dynamics 

Physics Laboratory I ntroduction 

General Physics: Vibration, Waves, Heat 

Electricity and Magnetism 

General Physics: Vibrations, Waves, Heat 

Electricity and Magnetism (Laboratory) 

General Physics: Electrodynamics Light 

Relativity and Modern Physics 

General Physics: Electrodynamics, Light 

Relativity and Modern Physics Laboratory 



3 credits 
1 credit 
3 credits 
3 credits 
1 credit 
3 credits 
3 credits 

3 credits 

6 credits 

3 credits 
3 credits 
3 credits 
3 credits 
3 credits 

3 credits 
1 credit 

4 credits 
4 credits 
4 credits 
3 credits 

3 credits 

1 credit 

3 credits 

1 credit 

3 credits 

1 credit 



*Or another AOSC course at the 200 level 

**For a detailed list see our website for AOSC majors 

A The sequence for math maj ors may al so be used: MATH 340, 341 

AAfhe sequence for physics majors may also be used: PHYS 171, PHYS 174, PHYS 272, PHYS 275, PHYS 273 

The program requires that a grade of C- or better be obtained in all courses required for the maj or. Beginning with students matriculating in Fall 
2012, to be awarded a baccalaureate degree, students must have a mini mum C (2.0) cumulative grade point average across all courses used to 
sati sfy maj or degree requi rements 

Detailed information on the major can be obtained by consulting our major website and making an appointment with an AOSC advisor. 

Advising 

Advising for Atmospheric and Oceanic Science majors is mandatory every semester. Students who need to make an advising appoinment should 
contact the Associate Director of the undergraduate program in Atmospheric and Oceanic Science 

Undergraduate Research Experiences 

M any of our present undergraduate students, regardl ess of thei r maj or, have sought out and obtai ned producrj ve i nternshi ps i n the Washi ngton, 
D.C. area. These experiences (whether at NASA, NOAA, EPA, DOE or other federal or state agencies) areirrportantbothtoourstudentso 



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academic careers, as they provide context and generate ideas for indeperident research projects, and to their professional careers. Inlightof this 
importance, we have made an undergraduate seni or thesis mandatory for all AOSC majors(seethecoursesAOSC493andAOSC498). Our 
maj ors have the opportuni ty and are requi red to perform research ! N onmaj ors may al so parti ci pate i n undergraduate research through A OSC499 or 
informally with individual professors and research scientists 

Honors Prog-am 

Each year, the AOSC Honors Program Committee reviews the academic records of AOSC majors. Students with a mini mum 3.00 overall GPA and 
a minimum 3.30 major GPA will be added to the AOSC HonorsLisL For students on the AOSC Honors list certain graduate courses are open. To 
receivea citation of "with honors in atmospheric and oceanic science" the student must: 

• Have earned a 3.00 or higher overall GPA and a 3.30 or higher GPA for all AOSC maj or requi red courses at graduation time 

• Pass two approved AOSC graduate level classes with a grade of B-orbetter. 

• Pass an Honors Oral Examination in his or her seni or year. 

To receive a citation of "with high honors in atmospheric and oceanic science" he or she must complete the requirements for honors and receivea 
hi gh pass f or the thesi s. 

Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

The undergraduate program features an acti ve student chapter of the A men can M eteorol ogi cal Soci ety. 
Scholarships and Financial Assistance 

Thedepartmentmaintainsawardsforhighlyqualified undergraduate students PI ease contact the department for details. 

BEHAVIORAL AND COMMUNITY HEALTH (HLTH) 

School of Public Health 

2387 School of Public Health Building, 301-405-2463 

www.dpch.umd.edu 

bmonis@umd.edu 

Chair: E. Glover 

Professors K. Beck, B. Boekdoo, P. Clark (Res Prof), R. Feldman, R. Gold, M. Wang 

Associate Professors: S. Desmond, C. Holt, D. Howard, R. Sawyer, C. Voorhees (Res Assoc Prof) 

Assistant Professors J . Butler, S. Daughters, C. Fryer, M. Garza, K. Green 

I nstructors: A. Anderson- Sawyer, A. Bayley, G. Gilbert J . Hodgson, M . Reynolds, K. Sharp, T. Zeeger 

Professors Emeriti: J . Greenberg 

The Major 

Students graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Community Health which prepares students for entry-level health education positions in a 
variety of community health setti ngs: worksite health promotion, research and development, hospitals, and health agencies 

Program Obj actives 

The Department of Behavioral ardConrmnity HealtorjroiTDtesthedevetopment of behavioral ard community heal th educators who understand 
the science, theory, and practice of pub! ic health and can apply this knowledge toward the enhancement of population health status. 

Program L ear ni ng Outcomes 

Asa result of the undergraduate program i n community health, students wi 1 1 be abl e to: 

1. Identify individual and community I evd needs for heal to promotion and disease prevent] on. 

2. Identify principles of community heal th that are needed for the development of effective health promoti on and disease prevention stategies 

3. A ppl y stati sti cs and research methods to accurately descri be the di stri buti en ard examine the cleterrririants of population health. 

4. Apply statistics and research methods to community health program evaluations. 

5. Descri be how to pi an, implement ardadmnistersHortarellorigtermconTnjnityhealtoirterventions 

6. Communicate and disseminate the results of community health program evaluations. 

7. Describe rxjwtoadvcicate for effectivecommunity health initiatives atthelocal, state and federal levels 

8. Identify strategies that effectively incorporate cultural competence within health promotion and community health initiatives. 

Requirements for the Major 

In addition to the University's general education requirements, students must fulfil I four other general sets of requirements: General Electives, 
Supprtive Requirements, Health Electives, and Professional Preparation. HLTH491, theCommunity Health Internship, iscompleted during the 
students fi nal semester and after al I other course work has been successfully completed. 

C recite 

Community Health Major 120 

Support ve Requirements 21 

HLTH130 I ntroduction to Public& Community Health 3 

HLTH140 Personal and Community Health 3 

HLTH230 I ntroduction to Health Behavior 3 



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BSCI105 Principles of Biology 
BSCI 201 Anatorry and Physiology I 
BSCI202 Anatorry and Physiology 1 1 



4 
4 
4 



Health Elective 

HLTH106 Drug Use and Abuse 

HLTH285 Control ling Stress and Tension 

HLTH371 Communicating Health and Safety 

HLTH377 Human Sexuality 

HLTH38x Peer Education 

HLTH430 Health Education in the Workplace 

HLTH437 Consumer Behavior 

HLTH460 Minority Health(summer only) 

HLTH471 Women's Health 

HLTH476 Death Education 

HLTH498T Medical Terminology (Summer & Winter) 

KNES360 Physiology of Exercise 

NFSC100 Elements of Nutrition 

SPHL 



IS 



Professional Preparation 

HLTH200 I ntroducfjon to Research in Community Health 

HLTH300 IntroductiontoBiostatisfJcs 

HLTH301 Introduction to Epidemiology 

HLTH391 Principlesof Community Health I 

HLTH420 Merhodsand Materials in Health 

HLTH490 Principlesof Community Health 1 1 

HLTH491 Community Health Internship 



30 

3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
3 
12 



Advising 

Advising is not mandatory, but it is recommended that students periodically schedule an appoirtrrHt via departmental website to appropriately 
track their progress in the major. TheCommunity Health major has three advisors: 

1. J ennifer Hodgson: jhodgson@urrrl.edu, 301-405-25231 

2. Allison Bayley: abayley@umd.edu, 301-405-8729 

3. Tracy Zeeger tzeeger@umd.edu, 301-405-3453 

Internships 

The final semester of the program is dedicated to a full -time, 16-week internship that the student will have identified in the previous semester's 
required course HLTH 490. The internship coordinator is Anne Anderson-Sawyer, MA. aasawyer@umd.edu. 

Scholarships and Financial Assistance 

The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers all types of federal, state and institutional financial assistance programs and, in 
cooperation with other university offices, parti ci pates in the awardi ng of scholarships to deserving students. For information, visit: 
www.financialaid.umd.edu 

Awards and Recognition 

DBCH Undergjaduate Award Descriptions 

The Department of Behavioral and Community Health has evolved significantly over the pastfew years, and is currently comprised of faculty, 
staff and hundreds of students who share in a passion to improve health outcomes of individuals arid communities Each year, our Department 
recognizes some exceptional slidentsbyhoTOrirxjthemwithawardsinrecognitionof their achievements. A listing of all Behavioral and 
Community Health sponsored awards fol lows. 

P I ease note that students may appl y for onl y one award. 

Sharon M. DesrntrriCcrrtrunity Service Award 

This award honors Dr. Sharon Desmondrs more than 20-year involvement and commitment to improving health within the local community. 
Serving as a professor within the Department of Behavioral and Community Health since 1989, she teaches about public health from a social 
justice perspective, addressing health disparities that resultfrom racism and lack of accesstocare. Dr. Desmond has worked diligently with 
coirrojntiessurrourxiirTg trie University to Inl999, she was instrumental in founding a health 

partnership between the city of Seat Pleasant, MD and the university. Si nee its birth, she has served as secretary, chairperson, and co-chairperson 
of the Seat Pleasant-University of Maryland Health Partnership (SP-UM HP) and has been actively involved in all partnership programs and 
activities. 

Each spri ng, the Department of Behavioral and Community Health presents this award to an undergraduate who has demonstrated dedication to 
hisor her corrrnunity in a health-related capacity. The award will begiventoastudentwithacumulativeGPA of 3.0 or higher, who has completed 
at least 2 semesters in the Community Health major, and who has regularly participated in community service activities To apply, pi ease email 



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yourfull name and university ID, as well asa 1-2 page (maximum) narrative about why you deserve this award, to Beverly Monisat 
bmonigg)umd,edu by February 1 st. The subject line of your email should read, rDesmond Community ServiceAward.6 

Robin G. Sawyer Health Teachi ng/Cornrrunication Award 

Thi s award honors Dr. Robi n Sawyercs more than 25-year comrri tment to a hi gh standard of teachi ng excel I ence and heal th communi cati on. Dr. 
Sawyer has received numerous awards for his exciting and effective classroom teachi ng methods, including the most prestigious University of 
Maryland Regentcs Award for Teaching Excellence, which ideritifiestherrost outstanding teacher among 5,000 faculty in the University of 
Maryland System His unwavering comrri tment to teachi ng has led to over 450 presentations at schools, colleges, and universities throughout the 
United States, and his innovative approach to education has made his Human Sexuality course one of the most popular classes on our campus. Dr. 
Sawyer has also written and produced 5 sexuality films that have garnered 14 national and international film awards Through his Methods and 
Materials in Health course, Dr. Sawyer continues to teach our majors how to become effective communicators of health information. 

Each spri ng, the Department of Behavioral and Community Health presents this award to an undergraduate who demonstrates promise and 
involvement in pubNc/corrmunity health presentations and teaching. The award will begiventoastudentwithacumulativeGPA of 3.0 or higher, 
who has completed at least 2 semesters in the Community Health major, and who has effectively taught or presented on a health-related topic. To 
apply, please email yourfull name and university ID, as well asa 1-2 page (maximum) narrative of why you deserve this award, to Beverly Monis 
at bmoni sOumd.edu bv February 1 st. The subject line of vour email should read, fBawyer Health Teaching/CorrmunicationAward.6 

Bedc-Fddrran Public Health Research Award 

This award honors Drs. Kenneth Beck and Robert FeldmancB more than 30-yearcorrrritmentto public health research. Both serve as full 
professors within the Department of Behavioral and Community Health. Dr. Beck has worked with numerous federal, state, and local agenciesto 
research issues surrounding injury prevention, traffic safety, graduated licensing and risk-taking behaviors. He has focused specifically on the 
effectiveness of breath alcohol ignition locks at preventing impaired driving, arid the effects of parental monitoring on teen alcohol involvement. 
Dr. Fel dmancB maj or areas of research have focused on i nvesd gati ng works te srroki ng cessati on among government workers i n Costa Ri ca and 
Latino imrri grant construction workers in Maryland. He has also examined the effectiveness of interventions to encourage healthier eating among 
low income women in the Women, InfantandChildren(WIC) programard infant riutritionrxograrrefcirLatira mothers 

Each spri ng, the Department of Behavioral and Community Health presents this award to an undergraduate who has a demonstrated i nvol vement 
in health research projects. The award will be given toastudent with acumulativeGPA of 3.0or higher, who has completed at I east 2 semesters in 
theCorrmunity Health major, and who has had some involvement in research. To apply, please email yourfull name and university ID, as well asa 
1-2 page (maximum) narrative of why you deserve this award, to Beverly Monisat bmonisaiumd.edu by February 1 st. The subject line of your 
email should read, riBeck-Feldman Public Health Research Award.6 

David Hyde Award 

This award honors Dr. David Hydecs more than 20 year involvement with the Department of Behavioral and Community Health. As the former 
Undergraduate Program Director, Dr. Hyde advised literally hundreds of students, assisti ng them in reaching their academic, professional, and 
personal goals. His open door policy, personable demeanor, and realistic approach to probl em solving made him popular among Community 
Health students Dr. Hyde also taught courses in stress management and was passionate about helping students cope with and control stressintheir 
academic and personal lives. Red ring in 2010, Dr. Hyde has had theopportonity topursuehislor^timeinterestinphotography. 

Each spri ng, the Department of Behavioral and Community Health presents this award to an undergraduate who has demonstrated strength i n the 
face of adversity. The award will be given to a student with a cumulativeGPA of 3.0 or higher, who has completed at least 2 semesters in the 
Community Health major, and who has experienced adversity during his or her undergraduate career. To apply, please email yourfull name and 
university ID, as well asa 1-2 page (maximum) narrativeof why you deserve this award, to Beverly Monisat ririonis5)umd.edu bv February 1 st 
The subject line of your email should read, nDavid HydeAward.6 

Doris Sands Award 

Thi s award honors Dr. Dori s Sands a renowned sexual i ty educator who was recogri zed for her tremendous teachi ng ski 1 1 s and ability to reach 
thousards of stodatedurir^ he" time at the University of Maryland (1964- 1986). Dr. Sands began her career as a school nurse and happened to 
identify and diagnosea serious illness in a young high school student. This early intervention saved the young mancB life and many years later, in 
honor of thi s acti on, the grateful man set up a schol arshi p i n the name of Dr. Sands Throughout her teachi ng career here at M aryl and, Dr. Sands 
was we! I known for her di rect manner and f earl essness regardi ng educati on around human sexual i ty. She was atrailbl azer i n thi s regard, and 
helped to normalize issues of sexual health in her immensely popular Human Sexuality course 

Each spri ng, the Department of Behavioral and Community Healthas Undergraduate Program Comrri ttee selects (no application) a student to 
receive this award based on strong motivation and promise in the field. 

FISCHELL DEPARTMENT OF BIOENGINEERING (BIOE) 

A. J ames Clark School of Engineering 

2330JeongH. Kim Engineering Building, 301-405-8268 

www.bioeumd.edu 

bioeundergrad@umd.edu 

Chair: W. Bentley (Prof, Chair) 

Director: J . Fisher (Prof, Assoc Chair, Graduate Program Director), A. Hsieh (Assoc Prof, Assoc Chair, Undergraduate Program Director 

Professors P. Bryan, P. Kofinas, G. Payne, B. Shapiro, Y. Tao 

Associate Professors: J . Aranda-Espinoza, E. Eisensten, K. Herald, H. Montas S. Muro 

Assistant Professors Y . Chen, C. J ewell, S. Matysiak, I . White 

Lecturers: I. Villanueva 



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Professors Emeriti: A.J ohnson 

The Major 

Bioengineering is a field rooted in physics, mathematics, chemistry, biology, and life sciences. Each of these areas is applied in a systematic, 
quantitative, andintegrativewaytoapVoachproblerreirrportantinbiology, biosystems medical research, and clinical practice Bioengineering 
advances fundamental concepts, creates knowl edge f ram the molecular to organ to system I eve! s, anddevel ops innovative processes for the 
prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease. I n short, bi oengineeri ng seeks to improve the health and life of humankind on many levels 

B ioengineers specialize in those products and processes made from used with, or applied to biological organisms. In addition to engineering 
science and design, bioengineersstudycell biology, physiology, bioinformatics, bioimaging, and biomechanics. The synthesis of engineering and 
biology gives bioengineers unique capabilities in our modern world. 

For more information about the Bioengineering major, plea5evisit www.bi0e.urrrl.edu/underqrad 

The Bachelor of Science degree in Bioengineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abetora. Ill 
Marketplace, Suite 1050, Baltimore, M D 21202-4012, telephone (410) 347-7700. 

Program Obj actives 

The undergraduate program i n the F i schel I Department of B i oengi neeri ng provi des students wi th a broad and fundamental educati on re! ati ng 
engineering with the biological sciences. The program has focuses in biomedical devices, human health, biotechnology, and ecosystems. These 
focuses al I contai n components of fundamental sci ences, desi gn, and communi cati ons ski 1 1 s. The students' educati onal achi evements al I contri bute 
to enabl i ng a wi de range of career paths after gradueti on. 

Our graduates are grounded i n fundamental s that wi 1 1 serve them throughout thei r prof essi onal careers. They wi 1 1 have an understand ng of human 
behavior, societal needs and forces, and the dynamics of human efforts and their effects on human healthandthatof our environment. With these 
underpinnings and abilities, we have defined several Program Educational Objectives we expect our graduates to attain in 3-5 years after 
graduation: 

1. Our graduates are ei ther conti nui ng thei r educati on or are gai nfully empl oyed i n bi oengi neeri ng or rel ated prof essi ons; 

2. Our graduates participate in lifelong learning activities that will further the r careers arid their impact on society; 

3. Our graduates serve their profession and community. 

Program Learning Outcomes 

Maryland bioengineers gain a broad-based education in which engineering approaches are used to understand and improve living systems and their 
envi ronments We educate students to excel i n the f i el d of bi oengi neeri ng and carry out research, devel opment and commerci al i zati on of 
bioscience systems and tools that will improve the lives of people throughout the world. The specific Student Outcomes detailed by the 
Bioengineering Program are detailed below. 

a An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science, and engineering 

b. An abi I ity to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data 

c. An ability to design a system component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, 
social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, andsustainability 

d. A n abi I i ty to f uncti on on mul ti di sci pi i nary teams 

e An ability to identify, formulate, arid solve engineering problems 

f. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility 

g. An ability to communicate effectively 

h. The broad educati on necessary to understand thei mpact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context 

i. A recognition of the need for, and an abi I ity to engage in lifelong learning 

j . A knowl edge of contemporary i ssues 

k. An abi lity to use the techniques, skil Is, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice 

Additional Bioengineering Objectives: 

1. An abi lity to perform measurements on and to interpret data from living systems. 

2. Background knowledge to support understanding of interactions between living and non-living material sand systems. 

3. A n abi I i ty to appl y steti sti cs to bi oengi neeri ng appl i cati ons. 

Adrrisgon to the Major 

Students who wish to study at the A. J ames Clark School of Engineering apply for admission to the University of Maryland; there is no separate 
application for engineering. When filling out the university application, you may choose bi oengi neeri ng as your intended maj or. You may also 
apply as an undecided engineering major. 

All Bioengineeri ng majors must meet admission, progress, and retention standards of the A. J ames Clark School of Engineering. 

Please note If you are applying to Bioengineeri ng as a transfer student (whether you are an internal Clark School transfer, external UMDtransfer, 
or transferring froman outside institution), thenyoumustcompleteBlOE 120 with a B- or better before you will be admitted into the department 
If you wish to enrol I, pleasesend an email wi th your U I D to bi oeundergradOunxI.edu . Y ou wi 1 1 be will be notified by email when permission 
has been granted. 

Requirements far the Major 

Following isthe list of the course requirements for the Bioengineering Undergraduate Program Each student fol lowing the course tempi ate should 
be able to graduate in four years Each student will meet with his/her Faculty Advisor every semester to plan thescheduleof courses for the 
subsequent semester. Some of the students in the bioengi neeri ng program fray elect to pursue professional degreessuch as Medical, Dental, Law, 
etc., thus they may need certain courses that those professional schools require and should discuss their plans with their Faculty Advisor. Someof 



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these courses may count as elective towards the major. Students interested in health professions may also view the requirements at 
www.prehealth.umd.edu . 



MATH 140 
(AR) 
MATH 141 

CHEM135 

CHEM136 

ENES100 
(SP) 

ENES102 

ENGL101 

(AW) 

PHYS161 

(NS) 

BIOE120 

BIOE121 



FRESHMAN YEAR Fall Spring 

Calculus I 4 

Calculus 1 1 4 

General Chemistry for -, 

Engineers 

General Chemfor , 

Engineers Lab 

Introduction to 

Engi neeri ng Desi gn (**can 3 

be taken fall orsring) 

Mechanics I (**can betaken 3 

1st or 2nd semester) 

Introduction to Writing 3 

General Physics 3 

Biology for Engineers 3 

Biology for Engineers Lab 1 
Humanities (HU) 3 

Total 15 16 



MATH 241 
MATH246 
CHEM231 
CHEM232 

BSCI330 

ENES220 
PHYS260 
and 

PHYS261 
(NL) 
BIOE241 

BIOE232 

BIOE371 
BioSci 



SOPHOMORE YEAR Fall Spring 

Calculus I II 4 

Differential Equations 3 

Organic Chemistry 3 

Organic Chemistry Lab 1 

Cell Biology and . 

Physiology 

Mechanics 1 1 3 

General Physics 1 1 3 

General Physics 1 1 Lab 1 

Biocomputati on Methods 3 

BioeThermodynamics 3 

Bioe Math and Stats 3 

Electivel* 3 

Total 15 16 



BIOE331 
BIOE332 

BIOE340 

BIOE404 
BIOE420 
BIOE453 
BIOE457 



J UNI OR YEAR 

Biofluids 

Transport Processes 
Design 

Physiological Systems 
and Lab 
Biomechanics 
Bioimaging 
Biomaterials 
Biomedical Elecandlnstr 



Fall 
3 



4 
3 



Spring 



3 
3 



BIOE331 Biofluids 
BioSci Elective 1 1 



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Humanities (HU) 


3 






Oral Comm (OC) 




3 




Total 


17 


15 




SENIOR YEAR 


Fall 


Sprir 


ENGL393 


Technical Writing 


3 




BIOE485 


Capstone 1 


3 




BIOE486 


Capstone 1 1 




3 


EngSci 


Elective 1** 


3 




EngSci 


Electivell* 
Elective 1 




3 


Flex 


Hi story and Social Sci 
(HS) 




3 




Hi story and Social Sci 




3 




(HS) 






Scholarship in Practice 


3 






(SP) 






Total 


15 


15 




Total Credits for Degree 




127 



*Plea5evisit www.boeumd,edu/underarad/ua-technical-elective5,htrnl for a list of approved technical electives. 

**SecondberK:hmarkrequirernentsmiJst be completed one year after students are reviewed for the gateway requirernents and include All 100 and 
200 level MATH, PHYS and ENES courses; BIOE 120, BIOE 121, CHE M 231, CHE M 232andBSCI 330. Third benchmark requirements must 
be completed one year after students are reviewed for the second benchmark and include At least one 300 1 evd or above BIOE course; an 
approved biological scienceor engineering science technical elective; BIOE 232, BIOE 241 and BIOE 331. 

***AII students must complete two Distributive Studies courses that are approved for I -series courses. The Understanding Plural Societies(UP) 
and Cultural Competence (CC) courses may also fulfil I Distributive Studies categories. 

Advising 

TheFischell Department of Bioengineering is committed to student aclvisir^ardairre to proviclecornprehensivecurricular support to all of its 
students towards their academic success. Students will fi nd that at various points during their academic careers, they may need a certain kind of 
guidance Students may al ways beqi n by addressi nq the; r guesti ons to bi oe-underqradOumd.edu , and we will point you in the right direction. 
Generally, advi si ngishardled by one or a combination of the following: faculty advisor, departmental advisor, and/or col lege advisor. 

Faculty Advising 

All bioengineering majors are assigned toafaculty advisor. Students are required to meet with their faculty advisors at least once per semester. For 
currently enrolled majors, the mandatory advising period occurs in the weeks prior to registration for the next semester. The advising meeting with 
the faculty member general I y covers the f ol I owi ng: course sel ecti on for upcorri ng semester, four-year pi anni ng, and career goal s. Students shoul d 
prepare for every advising meeting by completing and updating the BIOE Advising Worksheet. 

Freshmen will be assigned to faculty advisors and notified during theirfirst semesters All other students may contact bioeunderorad(a)umd,edu if 
they are not sure who their advisor is For faculty contact information, pi ease see the faculty list 

Departmental Advising 

Bioengineering majors and prospective transfer students may al so rieed to meet with a departmental (staff) advisor. Some examples of 
departmental advigng include Benchmarks (academic progress), planning for study abroad, C.A.R.E (academic probation), 
doublemajor/doubledegree planning, graduation audit (seniors), and additional help with four-year planning. 

For departmental advising, pleasesend an email including your name UID, and general question to bioeundegradOumd.edu All students 
seeking advising should read and make sure that they understand the policies and requirements stated in the BIOE Undergraduate Handbook (PDF). 
CdlegeAdvising 

TheClark School of E nqineeringcE Office of Undeoraduate Advising and Academic Support (UA&AS) also provides a broad range of services 
and support for engineering students. Some policies are the oversight of the Col lege so your faculty or departmental advisor may at times refer 
you to a Clark School advisor. For example transfer admssiorVtransfer credit, 45-credit benchmark re/iew, and permission to enroll at another 
i nsti tuti on are handl ed by the Col I ege 

Undergraduate Research Experiences 

The Bioengineering Department offers a two-year research based Bioengineering Underg-aduate Honors program Interested students should 
appl y to the honors program in the spring of their sophomore year. Those accepted into the program will begin research in their junior year. For 
more information please see htto://www.bice.urrri.edu/underqrad/ucHrK)TOrshtml 

The M aryl and Center for U ndergraduate Research al so assi sts students i n f i ndi ng on and off campus research opportuni ti es 
www.uqresearch.umd.edu 

Honors Program 

TheFischell Department of Bioengineering Undergraduate Honors Program is a research-oriented, thesis-based enrichrrent experience that serves 



7. Departments, Majors, and Programs Page 278 



to augment our curriculum with practical, hands-on learning opportunities The primary goal of our Honors programistodevelopBlOE graduates 
who will be among the most competitive applicants for graduate and medical school programs, and industryjobs. Toward this end, the program 
provides exceptional urrlergraduatesruclents with a formal mechanism to be recognized for research achievements. Inaddition, Honors students 
gain broader perspectives in research, leadership, and the bioengineering field through the B I OE Honors seminar. 

For more information, seehtto://www.bic>e.urrrl.edu/urdergrad/ug-r»rK)rshtrnl 

• Eligibility current sophomores with at least 3.0 GPA, 60+credits expected (juniors may apply if they have been working in their lab for at 
least two semesters) 

• Application Requirements: 1) Letter of supportfrom faculty mentor; 2) outline of proposed independent research project; 3) copy unofficial 
transcript 

Honors Program Structure 

J unior Year, Fall 

• Meet with faculty mentor to discuss incorporation of credits into 4 year plan 

• Register for B I OE489HT BIOE Honors semi nar(lcr) 

• Register for Bl OE399H V Honors research 

J unior Year, Spring 

• Register for Bl OE399H i Honors research 

• Submit written progress report 

Senior Year, Fall 

• Register for Bl OE399H V Honors research 

• Denver oral progress report in Bl OE489H 

Senior Year, Spring 

• Register for Bl OE399H V Honors research 

• Complete Honors research project 

• Present Honors research at B I OE Honors Symposi um 

• Submit Honors thesis 

• Receive Departmental Honors citation at graduation, upon completion of the entire two-year program 

Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

Society of Biological Engineers (SoBE) istheUniversity of Maryland, College Park chapter of the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES). 
SoB E 's mi ssi on is dedicated to the advancement of biotechnology, biomedical engineering, and professional ism in the field, as well as fostering 
friendships among biological engineers. For more information, visit www.studentora umd.edu/sobe/ 

Scholarships and Financial Assistance 

The University and the A. James Clark School of Engineeri ng off era range of financial support to talented undergraduate students enrol led at the 
School. Offerings include the A. James Clark Endowed Scholarship fund and the BenjaminT. Rome Scholarship. Our program is competitive 
with awards made on the basis of merit, financial need, and other factors For more information on a variety of scholarships, please visit 
www.ursp.urrcl.edu 

Inaddition, the Office of Student Financial Aid(OSFA) administers all types of federal, state and institutional financial assistance programs and, 
in cooperation with other university offices, participates in the awarding of scholarships to deserving students. For information, please visit 
www.fi nanci al ai d.umd.edu 

We also have several departmental annual awards and schol arships for which students may apply and be selected based on their scholastic 
achi evements, servi ce to the department and the prof essi on. These award are open to j uni ors and seni ors i n the program I nf ormati on on these 
annual awards arri schol ar^ip may 1^ obtained from t^ 

Awards and Recognition 

Fischell Dept of Bioengineeri ng Outstanding J uni or Award presented byChair: outstandi ng academic achi evementand contributions to the dept 
(2 students) 

Fischell Dept of Bioengineering Outstanding Senior Award presented by faculty: academic achi evementand contributions to the profession and 
department (2 students) 

Seymour& FayeWolfeScholarship: Bioengineering student (1 student). 

J effreyC. and Sandra W. Huskamp Scholarship: Bioengineering student (1 student) 

Mel D. Schatz Scholarship: Bioengineering student (1 student) 

Outstandi ng Research Award: contri buti on to research i ncl udi ng hours spent in lab, co-authorshi p of papers, si gnif icant breakthroughs i n area of 
research. Abi I i ty to mai ntai n hi gh G PA whi I e perform ng research wi 1 1 al so be consi dered. 

Outstanding Volunteer Award: r»urs spent perform ng and the nature of volunteering activities considered. Maintaining high GPA also 
considered. 

Outstanding Citizen Award: overall contri buti on to department university, profession, and society considered. GPA will be taken into account as 
well. 



7. Departments, Majors, and Programs Page 279 



Biological Sciences Prog-am (BSCI ) 

Cdlegeof Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences 

1322 Symons Hall, 301-405-6892, lddo@umd.edu 

http://cnerrt)io.urrd.edu/urxlergraducteprograrns 

Dr. J oelle Pressor), Assistant Dean Undergraduate Academic Programs Dr. Francisca Saavedra, Assistant Director Biological Sciences 

The Major 

The Biological Sciertes major is joirtly offered by the Departments of Biology, Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics, and Entomology in the 
Col lege of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences. All Biological Sciences majors complete a common sequence of introductory and 
supporting courses referred to as the Basic Program Inaddition, students must complete an Advanced Program within one of the foil owing 
specialization areas: 

• Cell Biology & Genetics (CEBG) 

• Ecology & Evolution ( EC EV) 

• General Biology (GENB) 

• Microbiology(MICB) 

• Physiology & Neurobiology (PHNB) 

• I ndi vi dual i zed Studi es ( B I V S) 

A completelist of specialization area requirements can be found on our website, cherrl3io.umd.edu/urdergrBcluateprograrns. Note that the 
I ndi vidualized Studies special ization(BIVS) requires permission of the Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Academic Programs, and involves an 
approved proposal to do coursework in the Col lege arid in other disciplines. Further questions about Biological Sciences can be directed to the 
UndergraduateAcademic Program Office at 301-405-6892. 

Biological SciencesattheUniversity of Maryland at ShadyGrove 

TheBiological Sciences ProgramattheUniversity of MarylarcloffersadegreeprogramatUniversitiesatShacly Grove. TheBiological Sciences 
Program at Shady Groveoffers the Advanced Program courses normally taken in thejunior and senior years. More information is avail able at 
chembi o. umd. edu/undergraduateprograms/bi ol ogi cal sci ercesprcgramatshadygrove. 

Program L ear ni ng Outcomes 

1. Students should have mastered thecritical knowledge at each level in the curriculum that is necessary to move on to the next level inthe 
curriculum 

2. Students should demonstrate an ability to use and apply quantitative methods, especially: interpretation of graphical or tabular data; 
expression of physical, chemical, or biological process in mathematical form; solving equations to determine the value of physical, chemical, 
or bi ol ogi cal vari abl es. 

3. Students at the lower level should demonstrate an abi I ity to carry out key experimental techniques used in the chemical and life sciences 
disciplines. 

4. Students at the lower I eve! should havea basic understanding of how to express questions as a hypothesis, how to design a test of a 
hypothesi s, and how to gather and anal yze si mpl e data 

5. Students at the upper I eve) should be able to integrate and apply a relevant body of basic knowl edge to the evaluation of existing scientific 
studies and to design studies to test specific hypotheses that includes design dements typically fourd in a specific field of thechernical and 
life sciences. 

6. Students should effectively communicate in writing the processes of science and the results of scientific inquiry. 

Admission to the Major 

TheBiological Sciences major is a Limited Enrollment Program. Pleasesee the admission requirements and procedures at 
chembi o. umd. edu/urxiergraduateprograms/advi si ng/howtobecomeaclfsmajor. 

Placement in Courses 

Enrollment in BSCI 105 and BSCI 106 requires placement into MATH 130, 220 or 140 (i.e. completion of MATH 113 or 115). 

Stodents who earn Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate Placement which grants equivalency for BSCI 105 and/or BSCI 106 are 
encouraged not to repeat these courses at U M D, but can conti nue to courses for which BSCI 105 and/or 106 satisfy prerequisite requi rements 

Retirements for the Major 



Credits 



General Education Program Requirements 



Basic Program in Bidogcal Sciences 15 

BSCI 105 Principlesof Biology I 4 

BSCI106 Principlesof Biology 1 1 4 

BSCI207 Principlesof Biology III 3 

BSCI222 Principlesof Genetics 4 

Supporting courses 30-32 

MATH130or Calculus I 3 



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MATH 140 4 

MATH131or Calculusll 3 

MATH141 4 

CHEM1317132 Fundamentals of General Chemistry /Lab 4 

CHEM23X/232 Organic Chemistry I / Lab 4 

CHEM24V242 Organic Chemistry II /Lab 4 
CH EM 271/272 GenChem& Energetics/ Gen Bioanalytical Lab 4 

PHYSBlor Fundamentals of Physics I, or 4 

PHYS141 Principles of Physics 4 

PHYS132or Fundamentals of Physics 1 1, or 4 

PHYS142 Principles of Physics 4 

Advanced Program in Specialization Area 27 

See website for detai Is of special izati on Area 
requirements. 

ELECT Elective; 15-18 



Advising 

Advising is mandatory during each pre-registration period for all Biological Sciences majors All freshmen and new transfer students will be 
assi gned an advi sor from the Col I ege of Computer, M athemati cal , and N atural Sci ences Student Servi ces advi si ng staff. Students wi 1 1 be assi gned 
to a departmental f acul ty advi sor once a basi c sequence of courses has been successful I y corrpl eted. The departmental f acul ty advi sors are 
coordi rated by the f ol I owi ng persons f or the i ndi cated sped al i zati on areas These coordinati rig advi sing offices can be contacted for makir^ 
appointments with an advisor or for any other information regarding that specialization area. 

Straney 1225 H.J. Patterson 301-405-2766 CEBG,GENB,MICB 

Corrpton 2227 Biology- Psychology 301-405-6904 ECEV, PHNB 

Kent 3142 PI ant Sci ences 301-405-3911 GEN B 

Presson 1322SymonsHall 301-405-6892 BIVS, Education Doublemajor, Science in the Evening 

Undergraduate Research Experiences 

Laboratory research, fieldwork, and internships are valuableco-curricular experiences which add value to a studertcs academic experience in 
CM NS disciplines We encourage students to pursue one or more of trieseexperierces dun ngtrieirurdergraduate studies. PleaseseetheCollege 
website (htto://crnnsurrrl.edu/uridergraduate/researcrhintemships) for more information about experiential learning for CM NS undergraduates. 

Honors Program 

Outstarxlirgstuclerteareerxouragedtoapplytocleparrrnental Honors Programs. Through the Honors Programs students will become actively 
involved in the ongoing scientific research at the university. I nformati on about these honors programs may be obtained f rom the Undergraduate 
Academic Programs Office 1322 Symons Hall, 301-405-6892. 

Biology (BIOL) 

Cdlegeof Computer, Mathematical, & Natural Sciences 

2227 Biology- Psychology Building, 301.405.6904 

www.biology.umd.edu/ 

bioundergrad@umd.edu 

Chair: G.Wilkinson (Prof) 

Professors G. Borgia, C. Carr, A. Cohen, M. Colombini, W. Fagan, C. Fenster, D. I nouye, W. J effery, T. Kocher, R. Payne, A. Popper, M. 

Ranki n, M . Reaka, S. Sukharev, S. V i a 

Associate Professors: I. Ades, A. Bely, K.Carleton, M.Cummings M. Dudash, E. Haag, W. Higgins, P. Kanold, K. Lips, C. Machado, E. 

QuinlanJ. Simon 

Assistant Professors R. Araneda, D. Butts, N. Kraft J . Singer, D. Soares 

I nstructors J . Opoku-Edusei 

Lecturers: H. Bierman, R. Corrpton (Senior Lect), J. Firestone K. Gedan, R. I nfantino (Senior Lect), B. Parent, D. Sandstrom H. Woodham 

Professors Emeriti: G. Anastos, E. Clark, J. Corliss, D.Gill, A. Haley, R. Highton, S. Pierce 

The Major 

The Department of Biology is committed to an integrative understanding of organisms ranging from processes occurring at the level of molecules 
to human i mpacts on gl obal ecol ogi cal processes Thi s i ntegrati ve approach i s evi dent i n the van ety of courses we offer. Courses offered by 
Biology may focus on the function of molecules or cells(eg. Membrane Biophysics, Mammalian Histology, Neurophysiology), on the integration 
of organ systems (eg. Vertebrate Form and Function, Mammalian Physiology), on the interaction of organisms with each other and their 
environment (eg. Animal Behavior, Plant Ecology, Population Ecology), on evolutionary process and diversification (eg. Principles of Evolution), 
and/or on the relationshi p between humans and the r environment (eg. Biology of Conservation and Exti nction). I n addition to a strong foundation 



7. Departments, Majors, and Programs Page 281 



in basic biology, our faculty provide students interestEd in medical careers with courses that discuss medical applications (Biology of Cancer, 
Di seases of the N ervous System) and evol uti onary consi derarj ons Our program has parti cul ar strengths i n neurosci ence, evol uti onary 
developmental biology, arid ecology. Our diverse faculty, and our linkages with other institutions such as theNetional Institutes of Health and the 
Smithsonian institution, provide students with a wealth of research opportunities to prepare themfor careers in medicine, conservation biology, 
public policy, and more 

CoursesofferedbythisdepaniTHitrnaybefourdurderthefdlowingacroryrr<s): BSCI, BIOL, NACS, andBISI 
Program Learning Outcomes 

• Students should have mastered the critical knowledge i n biology relevant to the next stage in thei r career. 

• Students should demonstrate an ability to use and apply approrjn ate quartitative methods in the biological sciences 

• Students should beableto critically evaluate and integrate scientific findings in the biological sciences and apply this understanding to areas 
of professional and public interest 

• Students should beableto effectively communicate in writing the processes of science and the results of scientific inquiry. 

• Students should master experimental design and laboratory ski I Is relevant to the next stage in their career. 

Admission tothe Major 

The B i ol ogy Department offers undergraduate courses i n the B i ol ogi cal Sci ences Program B i ol ogi cal Sci ences isalirri ted-enrol I merit program 
Specific mi nformati on about admission requirements for the major can be found at the foil owing link: http://www.lep.umd.edu . 

Requirements for the Major 

See B i ol ogi cal Sci ences Program el sewhere inthis chapter, or contact the Department of B i ol ogy U ndergraduate Off i ce 

Advising 

Students are assigned an advisor based on the r area of specialization. The Department of Biology faculty coordinate and advise students who 
specialize in Physiology and Neurobiology (PHNB), Ecology and Evolution (ECEV), and the Environmental Sci ence and Pol icy-Biodiversity& 
Conservation Biology concentration (ENSP-BIOD). Contact trie Department of Biology Undergraduate Office, 301.405.6904, for information 
about advising or to schedule an appointment For advising in other Biological Sci ences Specialization areas, seethe Biological Sciences Program 
listing in this catalog. 

Undergraduate Research Experiences 

The Biology Department offers a wealth of undergraduate research opportunities. Students doing undergraduate research with a Biology 
Department faculty member serving as advisor or co-advisor may sign up for credit under BSCI 399 or BSCI 399H, or may do research on a 
volunteer basis Moregeneral informati on on research opportunities in the Biol ogi cal Sciences may be found at: J^://cherrt)io.umd.edu/undergradui 
http://cherrt)io.urrd.edu/urxlerqraduateproararrWresearchaixli ntemshi ps 

Honors Program 

The Department of Biology Honors Program offers highly motivated and academical ly qual if ied students the opportunity to work closely with a 
faculty mentor on an original, independent, research project. Students are required to parti ci pate in the program for at I east three semesters and need 
not have been admitted to the Honors College in order to participate. Contact the Biology Undergraduate Office (301.405.6904) for more 
information. 

CELL BIOLOGY AND MOLECULAR GENETICS (CEBG) 

Cdlegeof Computer, Mathematical, & Natural Sciences 

1109 Microbiology Building, 301-405-5435 

www.cbmg.umd.edu 

Chair: N.Andrews (Prof) 

Director: D. Straney (Assoc. Prof) 

Professors: N. Allewell, N. Andrews (Chair), C. Chang, T. CookeJ . DeStefano, C. Delwiche, J . Dinman, S. Hutcheson, Z. Liu, R. Mariuzza 

(IBBR), D. MosserJ. Moult (IBBR), D. Nuss (I BBR), A.Simon, D. Stein, H. Sze 

Associate Professors: S. Benson, V. Briken, N. El-Sayed, S. Hannenhalli (CBCB), J . Kwak, K. Mclver, S. Mount W. Song, R. Stewart, W. 

Winkler, L.Wu (I BBR) 

Assistant Professors: K.Cao, B. Fredericksen, A.Jose, V. Lee, S. Walsh (I BBR) 

Lecturers: J . Buchner, K. Frauwirth, E. Moctezuma, P. Shields 

Affiliate Professors: M.Colombini (Biol), J. Culver (AGNR), I. Hamza(AGNR), W.Jeffery (Biol), I. Mather (ANGR), D. Perez (AGNR) 

AffiliateAssociate Professors: I. Ades(Biol), D. Perez (AGNR), L. Pick(Ent), M. Pop(CBCB), L.Taneyhill (AGNR), S. Xiao (IBBR) 

Aff i I iate Assistant Prof essors: Y. Li (BSOS) 

Adjunct Professors: P. Hobart(USAMRIID), A. McBride (Adjunct Prof), B. Moss(NIH), V. Vakharia(UMBI), O.White (TIGR), R. Wickner 

(NIH) 

Adjunct Associate Professors: E. Freed (NCI), K.Green (NIH) 

Professors Emeriti : G. Bean, T. Cook (Prof Emeritus), R. Doetsch, E. Gantt(DistUnivProf), F. Hetrick, S.Joseph, G. Patterson, M. PelczarJ. 

Reveal, B. Roberson, R. Weiner, R. Yuan 

The Major 

The departmerit participates in the teaching and advising of students in the Biological Sciences Program specifically in the Specialization Areas of 
Cell Biology & Genetics (CEBG), Microbiology (MICB), and General Biology (GENB). Our courses are taught in four basic areas that represent 
faculty research interests and expertise including: 

• Cell and Developmental Biology 

• Geneti cs and Genomi cs 



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• Microbiology, Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology 

• Plant Biology 

Requirements for the Specialization Areas 

See Biological Sci ences Program catal og entry for more i nf ormati on on the degree requi rements. 

Admission to the M aj or 

TheBSCI major is a limited enrollment program Pleaserefertothelimtedenrdlmentprogramspageat http://www,l ep.umd.edu/ for further 
information. 

Requi rements for the Major 

See B i ol ogi cal Sci ences Program catal og entry for more i nf ormati on on the degree requi rements 

Advising 

Advising ismardatory for certainstudents (freshmen, change in major, GPA of 2.5 or below). The Department in coordination with the Student 
Affairs Office of the Col lege of Chemical and Life Sci ences administers the advising of students in the Biological Sci ences specialization areas of 
Microbiology, Cell Biology and Genetics, and General Biology (N-Z). Advising asagnmentscanbefound by contacting theCeil Biology and 
Molecular Genetics Undergraduate Program Office, 1212 H.J . Patterson Hall (301-405-2766) orseethesite 
www.cbmg.unxl.edu/undergrad/advising.com. 

Undergraduate Research Experiences 

Students may participate in Department hosted research experiences in faculty laboratories or laboratories at off campus locations Please contact 
theCeil Biology and Molecular Genetics Undergraduate Office (301-405-2766) for more information orseethesite 
http://www.cbrTa.urTd.edu/underaraduate/researchopportunities 

Honors Program 

The Departmental Horrors Program involves a I erg term (three semester) independent research project undertaken with a faculty advisor. Students 
register for BSCI 378H(research) and BSCI 379H (seminar) each semester. Admission is based upon GPA. Students must arrange the research 
opportunity prior to application. Please contact the Cell B i ologyardMdecular Genetics Undergraduate Office for more inf ormati on or see the 
site hrJtp://www.cbrrg.urrd.edu/urxier^ 

Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

All students interested in microbiology are encouraged to join the University of Maryland Student Chapter of the American Society for 

M i crobi ol ogy. Si gma A I pha Orri cron i s the honors chapter of thi s group. The groups meet regul arl y on campus. I nf ormati on i s avai I abl e through 

the U ndergraduate Program Of f i ce. 

Awards and Recognition 

The department recogni zes graduati ng seni ors wi th awards funded by generous donors. These are I i sted at 
http://www.cbrm.urrd.edu/studentachi evementsandawards 

Central European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (CERE) 

College of Arts and Humanities 

2106 J imenez Hall, 301-405-4244 

www.ceres.umd.edu 

cmartin@unxl.edu 

Director: C. Martin 

Professors J. HerfJ. Larrpe, S. Mansbach, P. MurrellJ. Robinson, V.Tismaneanu 

Associate Professors: D. Hitchcock, J . Kaminski, M. Lekic, C. Martin, E. Papazian, C. Schuler 

Assistant Professors E. Adler (Visit Asst Prof), M. Dolbilov(AsstProf), M. Lancia (Asst Prof ) 

The Major 

TheCERES program fosters in-depth knowledge of the region stretching from Prague in the West to Vladivostok in the East. This includes three 
main areas Central and Eastern Europe, Russia and E urasi a (the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union). Our majors prepare for 
careers and graduate programs in which an in-depth knowledge of Russia, Central Europe, and Eurasia can be applied with great benefit such as 
journalism, government service, diplomacy, business, a variety of professional schools, arid M. A. andPh.D. programs in the humanities and social 
sci ences. Our maj ors take courses i n a range of di ff erent departments, gai ni ng a f i rm groundi ng i n the I anguages, I i teratures, hi story, pol i ti cs, and 
economi cs of thei r area of study. They have the f I exi bi I i ty to do coursework i n other f i el dsrdated to the area as well. Students I earn to examine 
our area of study with the tools of many scholarly fiddsCourses that count toward this major may be found under the foil owing acronyms: ARTH, 
ECON, GEOG, GERM, GVPT, HIST, PHIL, RUSS, SOCY, THET. 

Program Learning Outcomes 

Having completed the multi-disciplinary degree program students are expected to attain the foil owing I earning outcomes 1. Students will 
demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively in writing in either Russian, German, or a Central/East European language (including Czech, 
Polish, Hungarian, Serbian and Croatian, Bulgarian, and Romanian); orinaEurasianlanguage(i.e., a language from a country formerly part of the 
SovietUnion). 2. Students will demonstrate the ab I ity to conduct research usingprirretyard secondary sources including archival, print and 
non-print, and web-based texts. 3. Students will derrrjnstrate understandi ngof and sensitivity to cultural diversity by studying a variety of cultures 
and societies withintheCERE region. 



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Admission to the Major 

Admission is open to all interested students but should be approved in a meeting with the Director. 

Placement in Courses 

Placement in language courses isdeterrrined by the advisor for a given language Before you enroll in a Russian or German language class, you 
must take the on-line "Foreign Language Placement Test": 

hrJto://www.arhu.uirri.edu/sitBs/defaultyfil^ However, final placement into the correct level will be 

determi ned by the advi sor f or the I anguage you wi sh to study . 

Requirements for the Major 

RequirementsfortheCERES major include theCollegeof Arts arid Humanities's mandated completion of 45 upper-levei credits. The College's 
Global Engagement Requirement will be automatically fulfilled in the process of fulfil ling theCERES requirement of taking either Russian, 
German, or a Central/East European language (including Czech, Polish, Hungarian, Serbian and Croatian, Bulgarian, and Romanian) The I anguage 
requirement may also befulfi Ned by a Eurasian language (i.e, a I anguage from a country formerly part of the Soviet Union). Those interested in 
ful filling theCERES I anguage requirement through a Central/East European or Eurasi an languageshouldconsultthedirector upon entering the 
program 

Students who elect the Russian I anguage track must complete a mini mum of 24 credit hours in Russian language and literature selected from 
among the fol I owi ng courses (or thei r equi val ents): 

C recite 

RUSS101 Intensive Elementary Russian I 6 

RUSS102 Intensive Elementary Russian II 6 

RUSS201 Intermediate Russian I 5 

RUSS202 Intermediate Russian 1 1 5 

RUSS301 Advanced Russian I 3 

RUSS302 Advanced Russian 1 1 3 

RUSS303 Russian Conversation: Functional Skills 3 

RUSS321 Survey of Russian Literature I 3 

RUSS322 Survey of Russian Literature 1 1 3 

RUSS401 Advanced Russian Composition 3 

RUSS402 Practicum in Written Russian 3 

RUSS403 Russian Conversation: Advanced Skills 3 

RUISS404 Practicum in Spoken Russian 3 

Students interested in specializing primarily on Central/Eastern Europe may opt for theGerman language track, and must complete a mini mum of 
24 credit hours in the Department of Germanic Studies from among the fol I owing courses (or their equivalents): 

Crafts 

GERM 103 I ntensive Elementary German 4 

GERM203 I ntensive Intermediate German 4 

GERM301 Conversation and Composition I 3 

GERM302 Conversation and Composition 1 1 3 

• Also accepted wi 1 1 be 16 credit hours of Russian or German and the equivalent of 8 credit hours of a Central/East European language. 

• Fulfi II ing the language requirement through a Eurasian language will redecicledonacaseby<asebasisincor6ultaticnwiththedirector. 

• I n addition to I anguage courses, students must complete 24 hours of CERES approved courses at the 300- level or above These 24 hours 
must betaken in at leastfour different departments (with the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures counting as a single 
department), and may include languageliterature courses beyond the required 24 hours. Of the 24 hours, at least 9 hours must be in courses 
with substantial or specific focus on Central/East Europe (for example ARTH 350 or 488C, GVPT 359, 409, H I ST 319, 340, 443 and other 
special courses offered in theCERES area with the approval of the director) and atleast9hours must beinthoseCERES courses with 
substantial or specific Russian/Eurasian focus (for example GEOG 325, GVPT 445, 451, 459A, 481, HI ST 344, 424, 425, 442, SOCY 474, 
THET499, and other special courses offered intheCERESarea with the approval of the director). 

Forafull listing of this year's CERES courses, seethewebsitewww.ceres.umd.edu, and click on "requirements." 

The various cooperating departments also offer special (i.e. non-permanent) seminars and courses in the Russian, East European, and Eurasian 
fields HIST237-RussianCivilizationisrecorrrrendedasageneral introduction to the program but does not count toward the fulfil Iment of the 
program's requirements. 

N o course grade bel ow the grade of C- may count toward the maj or. A n overal I G PA of 2.0 i n the maj or i s requi red for graduati on. 

Advising 

Course selection and progress toward rxctgrammatic requirements are to be discussed individually through meetings with theCERES director. 

Undergraduate Research Experiences 

Students are encouraged to pursue research, internship and study abroad experiences Such opportunities should bediscussed individually with the 
Director. 

Internships 

Students are encouraged to seek off-campus internships that may be available in thegreater DC-Baltimore area Earning academic credit for such 
experiences should bediscussed individually with the Director. 



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Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

CERES majors are eligible for nomination to national honor societies related to their studies 

Certificate Programs (Undergraduate) 

Certificate Program I n formation and Requirements 

Asian American Studies Program 

Office of Undergraduate Stud es 

1145 Cole Student Activities Building, 301-405-0996 

www.aastumd.edu 

aast@umd.edu 

Note The Certificate in Asian American Studies is suspended. I nformation on the Certificate is for reference only. 

The Certificate in Asian American Studies involves students in critical study of the experiences of Asian Americans Through an intedisciplinary 
approach, students examine the hi stories communities, and cultures of Asian Americans as both distinctive from ard connected to the broader 
themes for diversity, ethnicity, race gender and migration intheAmericas 

Requirements for Certificate 

The Certificate in Asian American Studies requires at least 21 credits 6 credits in core courses (AAST200 and AAST201); 12 credits in elective 
courses (from among AAST offeri ngs or, with program approval, from among courses offered outside AAST); and a capstone course of 3 credits 
(A AST378 or A A ST388) . Students must earn a grade of C- or better i n any course that counts toward theCertificate in Asian American Studies. 

Note The Certificate in Asian American Studies was suspended begimning fall 2009. The Asian American Studies Program currently offers a 
15-credit academic minor; seeChapter 6 for detai Is on the Asian American Studies M inor. 

Computational Science 

Cdlegeof Computer, Mathematical, & Natural Sciences 

3103 Mathematics Building, 301-405-0924 

www.amsc.umd.edu 

amsc@amsc.umd.edu 

ForprcigramrequirementsseeCertificateinComputational Sci ence in the section on A rjpliedMathematics& Statistics and Scientific 
Computation. 

East Asian Studies Certificate 

Cdlegeof Arts and Humanities 

2111 Tal i aferro Hal 1 , 301-405-4319 
http://www.ceas.umd.edu/Certif i cate/i ndex.html 
jzgac@umd.edu 

The UndergraduateCertificate in East Asian Studies is a 24-credit course of instmcti en clesigned to rjrovidespecializedkriowl edge of the cultures, 
histories and cortemporary concerns of the peoples of China J apari and Korea. Itwill compl ement and enrich a student's major. The curriculum 
focuses on language instruct] on, civilization courses and dectives in several departments and programs of the university. It isdesigned specifically 
for students who wish to expand their knowledge of EastAsiaarriclernDrBtrBtetorxcispectiveemployers the public, and graduate and professional 
schools a special competence and set of skills in East Asian affairs. 

Upon satisfactory completion of the courses with a grade of C- or better in each course, and recommendation by the Coordinator of theCertificate 
Program a certificate will be awarded. Begining with Fall 2012, to be awarded a baccalaureate degree, students must have a mini mum C (2.0) 
cumul ati ve grade poi nt average across al I courses used to sati sf y undergraduate certif i cate requi rements A notati on of the award of the certi f i cate 
will beincl uded on the student's transcri pt. The student must have a bachel or's degree awarded by M aryl and ( must be Col I ege Park campus) 
previous to or simultaneously with an award of the certificate. 

Core Values of the Program 

Vision: SeetheU.S. and EastAsiaaspartsof one globalized world with cultural varieties. 

Knowledge Acquire language skills, spatial and chronological thinking skills and creative prowess through interdisciplinary study. 

Integrity: adhere to the Universitycs Code of Academic Integrity and professional ethics 

The Certi f i cate wi 1 1 equi p students to devel op successful careers through teachi ng excel I ence and study abroad programs. 
Certificate Requirements 
The student i s requi red to take 

1. HIST 284 EastAsianCivilizationl 

2. HIST 285 East Asian Civilization 1 1 

3. Six semester hours of introduction to one of the foil owing East Asian languages (Chinese, J apanese, or Korean): 

CHIN 101 Elementary Chinese I 



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JAPN 101 Elementary Japanese I 

KORA 101 Elementary Korean I 

KORA 102 Elementary Korean 1 1 

KORA 211 1 ntroductory Reading for Speakers of Korean I 

KORA 212 1 ntroductory Reading for Speakers of Korean 1 1 

Students wi th I anguage competence equi val ent to these I anguage courses are exempted from the I anguage requi rement; such students are requi red 
to complete an additional six hours of electives in East Asian courses to fulfill the 24-credit requirement for the certificate. 

Elecrj ves: Students must complete at least 12 hours of electives selected from four regular approved courses on East Asia in such disciplines as: 

1. art history 

2. business 

3. ethnomusicology 

4. government and politics 

5. history 

6. language, linguistics and literature 

7. music 

8. pi ant science and landscape architecture 

9. sociology and 
10. women's studies 

Anoverall GPA of 2.0 inthecertjficateisrequired for graduation. 

Nine of the 12 hours of el ecrj ves must be upper division (300-400 level courses). A maximum of three credit hours of special topics courses on 
EastAsiawill be allowed with the approval of the certificate coordinator. No more than nine credits from any one department or from the student's 
major may be applied toward the certificate. In addition, no more than nine credits of the courses applied toward the certificate may be transferred 
from other institutions. Students are asked to work with the coordinator in ensuring that the electives maintain an intercollegiate and 
i nterdi sci pi i nary focus (at I east three di sci pi i nes are recommended) . I nterested students shod d contact the Coordi nator of the Certif i cate Program 
Dr.JamesZ. Gao, Department of History, 2111 Taliaferro Hall, izqao(5)umd.edu (websiteat www.cea5.umd.edu) . 

International Agriculture and Natural Resources 

Cdlegeof Agriculture and Natural Resources 

0108 Symons Hal I, 301-405-2078 

www.agnr.urrd.edu 

acarter7@urrd.edu 

TheCertifi cate in International Agriculture and Natural Resources is designed to enrich a students major with a global perspective The requi red 
courses focus on: I anguage instruction; international aspects of the environment, agricultural production, development and sustainability, nutrition, 
and busi ness; an experi ence abroad; and a capstone course regardi ng the student's travel abroad. A ny student i n good academi c standi ng may 
participate in the certificate program 

Requirements for Certificate 

The certificate requi res 19-21 credits that may i ncl ude courses taken toward other degree and general educati on requi rements U pon successful 
completion of the courses, with agradeof C- or better in each course and a recommendation of the Associate Dean of the College of Agriculture 
and Natural Resources, a certificate will be awarded. A notation of the award of the certificate will be included on the students transcript Inorder 
to receive the certificate, students must have completed all requi rements for a bachelor's degree Beginning with students matriculating in Fall 
2012, to be awarded a baccalaureate degree, students must have a mini mum C (2.0) cumulative grade point average across all courses used to 
stati f y undergraduate cerrj f i cate requi rements. 

Foreign Language 

6-8 credits in aforeign language 

I international Courses 

At least 9 credits from the following list of courses, at least 3 of these courses must be in the Col lege of Agriculture and Natural Resources for 
students not majoring inaprogramoutsideof theCollegeof Agricultureand Natural Resources: 

ENST 100 International Crop Production 

ENST 440 Crops, Soils and Civilization 

AREC 365 World Hunger, Population, and Food Supplies 

AREC 433 Food and Agricultural Policy 

B M GT 392 I ntroducrj on to I nternarj onal B usi ness M anagement 

BMGT 390 Competing on Quality inaGlobal Economy 

BSCI 365 International Pesticide Problems and Solutions 

GEOG 434 Agriculture and Rural Development 

NFSC 425 1 nternarjonal Nutrition 

AREC 445 Agricultural Development, Population Growth, and the Environment 

ECON 440 International Economics 

GVPT 306 Global Ecopolitics 



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GEOG 422 Population Geography 

Travel Study or Travel Abroad 

Three to four credits of travel study or study abroad. Prerequisite: to have completed the foreign language course work. Prerequisite or 
co-requisite six credits from the International CoursesList In order to qualify for the certificate travel study and study abroad experiences 
require prior approval of Associate Dean of theCollegeof Agricultureand Natural Resources. For approval, travel experience must demonstrate 
significant learning opportunities in areas related to agriculture and natural resources and cultural immersion. 

Travel Study Seminar 

lcreditTravel Study Seminar. Prerequisite completion of the travel study requirement 

Thi s course will requi re student presentati on of thei r travel experi ence i ncl udi ng a paper, a poster presentati on, as wel I as an oral presentati on and 
discussion. 

Latin American Studies Certificate 

College of Arts and Humanities 

3107 Taliaferro Hall, 301-405-6459 

www.lasc.umd.edu 

lasc@umd.edu 

The interdisci pi i nary certificate program in Latin American Studies is open to University of Maryland, Col lege Park undergraduates in any major 
who are interested in global studies and LatinAmericaarxltheCaribbean.TheurxlergraduatecertificateinLatinAme^ be 

awarded to students who have completed 21 credits with a cumulative G PA of 2.0 or better in the foil owing areas: 

Requirements far theCertificate 

A. CoreCurriculumfor All Certificate Students (12 credits) 

LASC/SPAN/PORT 234 Issues in Latin American Studies I 

LASC/SPAN/PORT 235 Issues in Latin American Studies 1 1 

HIST 250 or HIST 251 Latin A men can History I orll 

LASC/SPAN/PORT/ANTH 458 Senior Capstone Course in Latin American Studies 

B. Additional Courses in Latin American Studies (9 credits) 

Nine credits of additional courses must be chosen from an approved I istand from at I east two differentcleparrjrete. At I east six credits must be at 
the 300- or 400-level . See Latin American Studies advisor for details 

C. Foreign LanguageCompetency 

All certificatestudenterrustderronstratetheirco^ including Spanish or 

Portuguese. Other languages may be used to fulfill thisgoal with the permission of the LASC undergraduate advisor. Corrpetency may be proven 
withagradeof C-orbetterinanintermediatfrlevel course or higher. Native speakers of Spanish or Portuguese or students with extensive 
experi ence i n these I anguages shod d consul t wi th the Lati n A meri can Studi es advi sor. 

Anoverall GPA of 2.0 inthecertificateisrequired for graduation. 

I nterested students should contact our advisor Dr. J acqud ine Messing (jmessing@umd.edu or 301-405-6459) or LASC (lasc@umd.edu or 
301-405-6459). Please visit our web page at www.lasc.umd.edu. 

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Studies (LGBT) 

College of Arts and Humanities 

2417 Marie Mount Hall, 301-405-5428 

www.lgbts.umd.edu 

lgbts@umd.edu 

The program in Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Studies (LGBT) offers an interdisciplinary undergraduate certificate and a mi nor 
designed to examine the lives, experiences, identities and representations of LGBT persons, those who are today descri bed as having a minority 
sexual ori entati on or who are gender transgressi ve. 

For more information, seetheTheCollegeof Arts and Humanities in Chapter 6. 

Science* Technology and Society Certificate 

1125 Cumberland Hall, 301-405-0527 
www.stsumd.edu 
Director, Dr. Betsy Mendelsohn- bmendel@umd.edu 

The undergraduate University Certificate program in Science Technology, and Society (STS) enabes students to I earn about the dynamic, 
i nteracti ve and creative relationships among science, technology, and society. I n addition to coursework, the STS program requi res students to 
attend monthl y, STS-rel ated events on campus, whi ch are I i sted on the program websi te. Students are i nvi ted to parti ci pate i n f i el d tri ps to research 
labs and in service activities related to STS; these activities bui Id community among students, staff and faculty. Each studentworks closely witha 
faculty mentor when writing thecapstone term paper in theseniorENES 440 seminar. The STS University Certificate is especially helpful to 
students who wish to i mpose a unifyi ng theme on thei r elective courses. 

Courses rel evant to the STS program are drawn from many departments; thi s demonstrates the currency of sci ence and technol ogy studi es across 



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disciplines in the sciences, engineering, the humanities, and social sciences. STS is an interdisciplinary field that has been taught for more than 30 
years at universities in the United States and Europe, notably in those with strong engineering arid pubic policy programs. I n recent years, STS 
University Certificate students have chosen to write their capstone term papers about timely topics, including the interactions among science, 
technol ogy and soci ety rel ated to nanotechnol ogy, fuel eel I appl i cati ons, physi cs research fundi ng, cl i mate change model i ng, rel i gi ous pri nci pi es as 
a basis for climate action, integration of SONAR into underwater vehicles, nuclear power in developing countries, and interpersonal impacts of 
social networking. 

Courses 

TheSTS program requires 9 credits of Lower Level and 12 creditsof Upper Level courses. Students must obtain pri or approval of thedirector 
before counting courses toward their individualized STS curriculum Many of these credits may overlap with major and minor requirements. For 
guidance, see the website for a list of approved courses, and note that students may ask the director to approve a course not listed on the website. 

Lower Lewd (100- and200-levd) Courses (9 credits): 

• Two courses that rel ate sci ence to soci ety, technol ogy to soci ety, or sci ence to technol ogy; one shoul d be a survey course wi th broad 
temporal or subj ect content 

• The STS sophomore survey course, CPSP227 

Upper Levd (300- and400-la/d) Courses (12 credits): 

These courses have an i nterdi sci pi i nary orientation that demonstrates inter-reiationships between sci ence and society, between technology and 
society, or between sci ence and technology. Students choose three courses and the fourth course is ENES440, the STS University Certificate 
capstone 

J dining the Program and Program Requirements: 

Students i nterested i n STS shoul d contact the di rector to obtai n advi ce and approval pri or to enrol I i ng i n courses that f ul f i 1 1 the program Students 
record theirprogress with the STS program office as trieyccrrplete requirements, participate in a semi-annual advising meeting, and write a brief 
evaluation upon completing the program Students must earn a mini mum grade of C- in each course they wish to credit toward the STS University 
Certificate A student's individual course of study may not exceed these maximums: 9 credits of courses applied to the student's major; 3 credits of 
Special or Selected Topics courses; 9 credits of courses taken outside UMCP; and 6 credits of courses with the AREC, ECON andGVPT prefixes 
Once all requirements are met and the di rector affirms that the student has completed the program the Registrar includes a notation of this 
U niversity Certifi cate on the student's transcri pt 

Upper Division Certificate in Secondary Education 

College of Education 

2311 Benjamin Building, 301-405-3324 
www.education.umd.edu/EDCI 

The Certifi cate Program in Secondary Education is currently under review. Please see an advisor inTLPL for more information on this pathway 
and other pathways to certification. 



Women' s Studies C ertificate 

College of Arts and Humanities 

2101 Woods Hall, 301-405-6877 

www.womensstuclies.umd.edu 

womensstudies@umd.edu 

See Women's Studies Department for faculty roster. 

The Women's Studies Certificate Program consists of an integrated, i nterdi sci pi i nary curriculum on women that is designed to supplement a 
student's major. Any student in good standing may enrol I i n the certifi cate program by declaring her/his intention to the Women's Studies 
UndergraduateAdvisor. For additional informati on contact the Women's Studies office, 301-405-6827. 

Requirements for Certificate 

To qualify for a certificate in Women's Studies, astudentwill be required to earn 21 credits in Women's Studies courses, nine of which must be at 
the 300/400 level. No more than three credit hours of special topics courses may be counted toward the certifi cate. No more than nine credits 
which are applied toward a major may be included in the certifi cate program. No more than nine credit hours may betaken at institutions other 
than the University of Maryland. Each student must obtain a grade of C- or better in each course that is to be counted toward the certifi cate. An 
overall GPA of 2.0 in the certificate is required for graduation. Of the 21 credits, courses must be distributed as follows: 

L Requirements for theCertificate 

F oundati on Courses (9 credit hours) 

WMST200 Introduction to Women's Studies: Women and Society, OR 

WMST250 Introduction to Women's Studies: Women, Art & Culture 

WMST400 Theories of Feminism 

WMST488 Senior Seminar 



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2 DistributiveCcxrses 

WMST241 
WMST250 
WMST255 
WMST275 
WMST281 
WMST348 
WMST408 
WMST444 
WMST448 
WMST458 
WMST456 
WMST468 
WMST481 
WMST496 
FREN482 



Area I : Arts and Literature (3 credit hours) 

Women Writers of French Expression inTranslation (X-listed as FREN241) 

I rtroducrjon to Women's Studies: Women, Art and Culture 

I ntroductj on to Literature by Women (X-l isted as ENGL255) 

World Literature by Women (X-l isted as CM LT 275) 

Women in German Literature and Society (X-l isted as GERM 281) 

Literary Works by Women (x-listed as ENGL348) 

Special Topics in Literature by Women before 1800 (X-l isted as ENGL 408) 

Feminist Critical Theory (X-listed as ENGL 444) 

Special Topics in Literature by Women of Color* (X-listed as ENGL448) 

Special Topics in Literature by Women after 1800 (X-l isted as ENGL458) 

Feminist Perspective on Women in Art (X-listed as ARTH466) 

Feminist Cultural Studies 

Femmes Fatal esand the Representation of Viol ence in Literature(X-listed as FREN481) 

African -American Women Fi Immakers* (X-listed asTHET 496) 

Gender and Ethnicity in Modem French Literature 



WMST210 

WMST211 

WMST212 

WMST320 

WMST453 

WMST454 

WMST455 

WMST456 

WMST457 

AASP498W 

AMST418J 

HIST309 



Area II: Historical Perspectives (3 credit hours) 

Women i n A meri ca to 1880(X - 1 i sted as H I ST 210) 

Women in America Since 1880 (X-listed as HIST 211) 

Women in Western Europe, 1750-present (X-listed as HI ST212) 

Women in Classical Antiquity (X-l isted as CLAS 320) 

Victorian Women in England, France, and the United States (X-l isted as HI ST 493) 

Women in Africa* (X-listed as HIST 494) 

Women in Medieval Culture and Society (X-listed as HIST495) 

Women in the M iddle East" 

Changing Perceptions of Gender in the US: 1880-1935 (X-l isted as HI ST 433) 

Black Women in United States History* 

Women and Farri ly i n American Life 

Proseminar in Historical Writing: Women's History 



WMST200 

WMST313 

WMST324 

WMST325 

WMST326 

WMST336 

WMST360 

WMST410 

WMST420 

WMST425 

WMST430 

WMST436 

WMST452 

WMST471 

WMST493 

WMST494 

AASP498F 

CCJS498 

SOCY498W 



Arealll: Social and Natural Sciences (3 credit hours) 

I ntroducti on to Women's Studi es: Women and Soci ety 

Women and Science (X-l isted as BSCI 313) 

Communication and Gender (x-listed asCOMM 324) 

Soci ol ogy of Gender (X - 1 i sted as SOCY 325) 

Biology of Reproduction (X-l isted as BSCI 342) 

Psychol ogy of Women (X -I i sted as PSY C 366) 

Cari bbean Women* 

Women in the African Diaspora* 

Asian-American Women* 

Gender Roles and Social Institutions 

Gender Issues in Families (X-listed as FMST 430) 

Legal Status of Women (X-l isted as GVPT 436) 

Women and the Media (X-listed asj OUR 452) 

Women's Health (X-listed as HLTH 471) 

Jewish Women in International Perspective* 

Lesbian Communities and Difference* 

Special Topics in Black Culture Women and Work* 

Special Topics in Criminology and Criminal Justice Women and Crime 

Special Topics in Sociology: Women in the Military 



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*Fulfi lis Women's Studies Multi-Cultural Requirement 
3. Corses in Cultural Diversity (3 credit hours) 

Students will seiect one course for a mini mum of 3 credit hours. Approved courses are noted with an asterisk in section 2, 

above. Courses intNs category may overl ap wi th other requi rements 

4 Remaining Courses 

The remaining courses may be chosen from any of the three distributive areas or from among any of the WMST courses 

i ncl udi ng WM ST 298 or 498: Sped al Topi cs and WM ST 499: 1 ndependent Study. 

Advising 

To obtain more information, contact the Undergraduate Advisor, 301-405-6827, or write to the Women's Studies 

Department 2101 Woods Hall, University of Maryland, College Park, M D 20742 

Course Code WMST 



CHEMICAL AND BIOMOLECULAR ENGINEERING (CHBE) 

A.James Clark School of Engineering 

2113 Chemical and Nuclear Engineering Building, 301-405-1935 

www.chbe.urrd.edu 

Chair: S. Ehrman 

Professors: R. Adomaitis, M. Anisimov, R. Calabrese K. Choi, E. Wachsman, W. Weigand 

Associate Professors: P. Dimitrakopoulos, S. Raghavan, C. Wang (Asst Prof), N. Wang 

Assistant Professors: A. Karisson (Asst Prof), J . Klauda (Asst Prof), D. Liu (Asst Prof), G. Sri ram (Asst Prof) 

Affiliate Professors: M. Al-Shekhly (Affil Prof, Prof), W. Bentiey (Prof, Affiliate Prof), D. DeVoe(Prof, Affiliate Prof), G.Jackson (Prof, 

Affiliate Prof), P. Kofinas(Prof, Affiliate Prof), M.Zachariah (Prof, Affiliate Prof) 

Affiliate Associate Professors: J . Fisher (Assoc Prof, Affil Assoc Prof), S. Lee (Assoc Prof, Affil Assoc Prof) 

Aff i I i ate Assistant Professors: J . Seog (Asst Prof, Aff Asst Prof) 

Adjunct Professors: M. KlapaJ. Quackenbush, M. Ranade (Adjunct Prof), A. Yang 

Professors Emeriti: J. Gentry (Prof Emeritus), S. Greer (Affiliate Prof, Prof Emerita), T. McAvoy.T. Regan, J. SengersT. Smith (Prof Emeritus) 

The Major 

Students in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Maryland learn to use a corrbi rati en of mathematical, 
physical, chemical, and biological science concepts withinarigorous engineering design framework, graduating with a unique set of ski I Is highly 
valued by a wide range of ernpl overs in industry, academia and the government. The widebreadth of this profession and the Departments unique 
strengths i n nanotechnol ogy and bi otechnol ogy prepare our students for outstandi ng careers. 

Becauseof the wide rangeof ultimate applications, thechemical engineer finds interesting and diverse career opportunities in such varied fields as 
chemical (inorganic and organic), focd processing and manufacturing, metallurgical, polymer, energy conversion, environmental engineering, 
petroleum (refining, production, or petrochemical), and pharmaceutical industries. Additional opportunities are presented by the research arid 
devdopment activities of many public and private research institutes and all government agencies Our graduates havetakenjobs with companies 
MkeDuPont, ExxonMobil, Proctor& Gamble the Food and Drug Administration, and the Department of Defense 

On top of all the options and opportunities, chemical and biomolecular engineers have traditionally ranked at or near the top of starting salaries 
among al I of the engi neeri ng professions! 

Courses offered by this clepartment may be found under the foil owing acronyms: ENCH & CHBE 

The Bachdor of Science degree in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, 
www.abet.orq, 111 Marketplace Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012, tdephone (410) 347-7700. 

Program Obj actives 

• Graduates with a solid foundation in chemical engineering science fundamentals as wdl as a broad background in science and mathematics 
to equipthemto enter professional and chemical engineering practice and to enter graduate study at leading universities. 

• Graduates who will exed intraditioral chemical engi neeri ng careers and diverse careers in areas such as biotechnology, nanotechnol ogy, 
medicine law or business 

• Graduates who are equipped with solid quantitative problem solving, teamwork, communication ski I Is, adaptability to new technologies and 
a strong ethi cal f oundati on that wi 1 1 serve them throughout the r careers 

Program Learning Outcomes 

Students are expected to fully engage with thecurriculumarxitheopportunities presented for learning arid research. Having completed the degree 
program students shod d have acqui red the f ol I owi ng knowl edge and ski 1 1 s 

• An ability to apply knowledge of chemical engi neeri ng fundamentals to identify and solve chemical engineering problems. 

• AnablitytoidertifyardsorveprorJen^inspecidizedareasrdatedtDcherri engineering. 

• An ability to apply mathematics rd evant to engi neeri ngand the physical and chemical sciences to identify and solve technical problems. 

• A broad knowledge necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global and societal context 

• Anability to identify engi neeri ng problems and propose appropriate solutions 

• An abi lity to perform sfcep-by-step design of engineered systems and chemical processes 

• An abi I ity to design and conduct experiments, as wdl as to analyze and interpret data. 



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• The knowl edge of computers and i nf ormati on technol ogy necessary to f uncti on eff ecti vel y as cherri cal engi neers 

• An awareness of safety and environmental issues as an integral part of the cherri cal engineering profession. 

• An abi lity to successfully participate in teams. 

• An abi lity to communicate effectively through oral presentations and written reports. 

• An understanding of professional and ethical responsibilities 

• Skills necessary for employment in a variety of positions in industry or government or for continued study in graduate or professional 
schools 

• An understandi ng of current technol ogi cal i ssues re! ated to cherri cal engi neeri ng. 

• An abi I ity to engage i n structured research. 

• An appreciation for excellence and diversity. 

• An ability and the motivation to engage in lifelong learning, and the ability to conduct research using resources beyond the undergraduate 
curriculum 

Requirements fcrthe Major 

I MroRTAI\TT:Thissection contains requiremeritsforirxom entering the B.S. program in Chemical and 

Biomolecular Engineering Fall 2010 and later. For students entering the program before Fall 2010 see requirements here. 

The undergraduate program is designed to be completed in four years. Itisirrportanttofdlowthesarrplerxogramasclcisa'yaspossible as 

nearly all CH BE classes are offered only once a year. All Chemical and Biomolecul ar Engi neeri ng students must parti cipate in an advi sing session 

prior to registering each semester. Students are assigned a faculty advisor at the start of their first semester in the major. Questions about the 

undergraduate program may be sent to Kathy Lopresti at I opresrj @umd.edu. 

Coures appearing in bold are offered by the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. 

Freshmen Year: Fall semester 



Course 

ENES100 
MATH 140 
CHEM135 
CHEM136 

Total Credits 



I ntroduction to Engineering Design 

Calculus I 

General Chemistry for Engineers 

General Chemistry for Engineers Laboratory 

General Education 



Credits 

3 

4 
3 
1 
3 
14 



Freshmen Year: Spring semester 



Course 

ENGL101 
MATH 141 

PHYS161 

BIOE120 

CHBE101 

Total Credits 



I ntroduction to Writi ng 

Calculus 1 1 

General Physics: Mechanics and Particle 
Dynamics 

B i ol ogy for E ngi neers 

I ntroduction to C herristry & Biomolecular 
Engineering 



Credits 

3 
4 

3 

3 

3 

16 



Sophomore Year: Fall sem este r 



Course 

MATH241 

PHYS260 

PHYS261 

CHEM231 

CHEM232 

CHBE301 

Total Credits 



Calculus I II 

General Physics 1 1 

General Physics 1 1 Laboratory 

Organic Chemistry I 

Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 
Thermodynamics I 

General Education 



Credits 

4 
3 
1 
3 
1 



3 
18 



Sophomore Year: Spring semester 
Course 



Credits 



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MATH246 



Differential Equations for Scientist and 
Engineers 



PHY S270 General Physi cs 1 1 1 

PHY S271 General Physi cs 1 1 1 Laboratory 

CHEM241 Organic Chemistry 1 1 

CHEM242 Oraganic Chemistry 1 1 Laboratory 



CHBE250 



Computer Methods in Chemical 
Engineering 



3 

1 
3 
1 



CHBE3Q2 



Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering 
Thermodynamics 1 1 



Total 
Credits 



17 



J unior Year: Fall Semester 



Course 
CHBE410 

CHBE422 

CHBE440 

CHEM272 
ENGL393 

Total Credits 



Statistics and Experimental Design 

Chemical and Biomolecular Transport 
Phenomenal 

Chemical Kinetics & Reactor Design 

General Bioanalytical Chemistry 
Laboratory 

Technical Writing 

General Education 



Crecft 

3 

3 
3 
2 



3 
3 

17 



J unior Year: Spring Semester 



Course 

BCHM4610T 
BCHM463 

ENMA300or 
ENMA4250T 
BIOE453 

CHBE424 



CHBE426 
CHBE333 

Total Credits 



Biochemistry I or 
Biochemistry of Physiology 

I ntro to Materials and Thei r Appl ications or 
I ntroduction to Biomaterials or 
Biomaterials 

Chemical and Biomolecular Transport 
Phenomena 1 1 

Chemical and Biomolecular Separation 
Processes 

Communication Skills for Engineers 

General Education 



Crecft 

3 



1 
3 
16 



Senior Year: Fall Semester 



Course 
CHBE437 



Chemical & Biomolecular 
Engineering Lab 



Crecft 

3 



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r „ RFM , Chemical & Biomolecular Systems 

t " Bt * K Analysis 

r-uacAAA ProcessEndneeringEcotxmicsand 

CHBE444 p^^, 



TECH 
ELECT 



Technical Elective* 



General Education 3 

Total Credits 15 

Senior Year: Spring Semester 

Course Credits 

ruRFaaa Process Enajneering Economics & -, 

L " Bt * B Design II 3 

TECH 
ELECT 

TECH 
ELECT 



Technical Elective* 



Technical Elective* 



General Education 3 

General Education 3 

Total Credits 15 

Technical Elective list of approved courses: wwwxhte.urrd.edu/undergrad/fall201C^dective3-fluforward.html 

Degree Credits 128 credits and fulfillment of all departmental, college, and university requirements with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0. 

Other Requirements for the Major 

IMPORTANT: Changes have been made to our undergraduate Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering curriculum that will take effect in Fall 
2010. These changes only apply to new, incoming freshmen or transfer students entering our programinFall 2010 and LATER. If you entered our 
program i n Spri ng 2010 or E A RL I E R, you wi 1 1 not be aff ected. 

Program requirements for students entering before Fall 2010 (Spring 2D3D or EARLIER)canbefoundat 
www.chbe.umd.edu/undergrad/prefal 1 2010/requi rements-prefal 1 2010. html 

Advising 

All students choosing Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering as their primary field must see their assigned undergraduate advisor each 
semester. Please contact Kathy Gardinier (Lopresti) at 301-405-5883 or lopresti@umd.edu for your assigned advisor information. 

Undergraduate Research Experiences 

A unique aspect of the Departments undergraduate program is its high level of students participation in cutting-edge research. Approximately half 
of our students graduate wi th si gni f i cant I ab experi ence and most f i rid i t to be oreof the high points of their undergraduate education. 

Honors Program 

The A. James Clark School of Engineering hosts a chapter of the Omega Chi Epsi I on National Honor Society for chemical engineering, as well as 
a chapter of the engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi. 

Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

Students operate a campus student chapter of the professional organization, the American I nstituteof Chemical Engineers. Omega Chi Episilonis 
the honorary Chemical Engineering Society 

Scholarships and Financial Assistance 

Financial aid based upon need is avail able through the Office of Student Financial Aid. A number of scholarships are avail able through the A. 
J ames C I ark School of E ngi neeri ng. The department offers opportuni ti es for research and other part-ti me empl oyment. 

Awards and Recognition 

Annual awards are given to recognize scholarship and outstanding service to the Department College and University. These awards include the 
David Arthur Berman Memorial Award, the Russell Barch Memorial Award, and several American I nstituteof Chemical Engineers (AICHE) 
awards AICHE awards are gi ven to the junior with the hi ghestcumulativeG PA as well astotheoutstarxlirgjuniorardoLrtstandingseniorin 
Chemical Engineering. 



CHEMISTRY AND BIOCHEMISTRY (CHEM, BCHM) 

Cdlegeof Computer, Mathematical, & Physical Sciences 



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0107H Chemistry Building, 301-405-1788 

www.cnemumd.edu 

Student Information: 1206CnemBldg; 301-405-1791 

Chair: J. Reutt-Robey 

Professors M. Alexander, H. Amman, D. Beckett, N. Blough, J . Davis, P. DeShong, M. Doyle, B. Eichhom, D. Falvey, C. Fenselau, J . Fourkas, 

D. Fushman, O. Herzberg, L. Isaacs, C.J arzynski, G. Lorimer, A. Mignerey, A. Mullin,J.Ondov,J. Orban, R. Salawiteh, L. Site, D. Thirumalai, 

A. Vedernikov, W. WaltersJ. Weeks, M.Zachariah 

Associate Professors: T. Dayie, D. J ulin, J . Kahn, C. Lee, S. Lee, G. Papoian, H. Sintim 

Assistant Professors: N. LaRonde-LeBlanc, S. Li, Z. Nie, P. Paukstelis, E. Rodriguez, V.Tugarinov, Y.Wang 

Lecturers: B. Dixon, L. Friedman, I. Kipnis, M. Montague Snith, E. Stone, B. Walters, N. White 

Affiliate Professors: N. Allewdl, M. Colombini, R. Dickerson, J . Dinman, W. McDonough, S. Raghavan, E. Williams 

Adj unct Professors: J . Capala, P. Dagdigian, B. Gerratana, L. Locascio, J . Marino, E. Mazzola, L. Morss, S. Rokita 

Professors Emeriti: J . Bellama, A. Boya H. DeVoe, D. Freeman, S. Greer, S. Grim J ■ Hansen, G. Helz, J . Huheey, B.J arvis, P. Mazzocchi, G. 

Miller.T.O'HaverJ.Tossell 

The Major 

The study of molecular and atomic properties and interacti ons that ercorrpassCreristry and Biocherristry are central to many scientific 
disciplines including biology, geology, astronomy, environmental science, materials science and numerous others Chemistry and Biochemistry 
maj ors conti nue to graduate or prof essi onal school , and obtai n empl oyment as educators and techni cal sci enti sts. Courses offered by thi s 
department may be found under the foil owing acronyms: BCHM, CHEM 

Admission to the Major 

Chemistry and Biochemistry are part of aLimited Enrol I merit program (LEP) within the Col lege of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences 
(CMNS). Students must complete a series of gateway courses(CHEM 2317232, MATH 141, ENGL 101 and BSCI 105) prior to applying to the 
program Information is avail able at: htto://cherrlDio.urrTl.edu/urTJer^ 

Requirements for the Maj or 

Note The lower-level courses offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry changed starting in the Fal I 2013 semester. The 
lower-level requi rements for chemstryartibiocriemstry maj ors are reflected in the requirements listed below. For details, contact the 
U ndergraduate Of f i ce or vi si t the undergraduate secti on of the Department's websi te 

Chemistry Majors 

All required chemistry and bochemistry courses must be passed with a mini mum grade of C-. Required supporting courses, including BSCI 105, 
must be passed with a 2.0 grade poi nt average. 



Required Courses 

Principles of General Chemistry/ 
CHEM 146/1771 ntroduction to Laboratory Practices and 

Research in the Chemical Sciences 
CHEM237 Principles of Organic Chemistry I 
CHEM247 Principles of Organic Chemistry 1 1 
CHEM276/277 G enera' Chemistry and Energetics( Maj ors) / 

Lao 

Professional Issues in Chemistry and 

Biochemistry 
CHEM425 Instrumental Methods of Analysis 
CHEM481/483Physica! Chemistry I / Lab 
ENGL101 I ntroduction to Writing 
UNIV100 The Student in the University 



CHEM395 



Credits 



4 
4 



4 
5 
3 

1 



Supporting Courses 

BSCI 105 Principles of Biology I 
PHYS141/142 Principles of Physics 
MATH140 Calculus I 
MATH141 Calculus 1 1 



4 
8 
4 
4 



NOTE : Al I maj ors and potenti al rraj ors are encouraged to take 
MATH241-Calculuslll (4) prior to beginning Physical Cherristry. 



Departmental Requirements 

Lower level courses 18 

Supporting courses 20 

Upper level courses 24 

rrust include 
CHEM401 Inorganic Chemistry 3 

CHEM482/484Physica! Chemistry II / Lab 5 

ELECT UL approved upper level CHEM/BCHM courses 6 



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I n order to meet requirements for a degree approved by the American Chemical Society (ACS), students must complete a specific set of courses in 
addition to this curriculum I nformationaboutACS certification can be obtained in the undergraduate office. 

Biochemistry Majors 

All required chemistry, biochemistry, and upper-level biological sciences courses must be passed witharrinimum grade of C-. Required 
supporting courses, including BSCI 105, must be passed with a 2.0 grade point average 



Required Courses 

Principles of General Chemistry/ 
CHEM 146/1771 ntroduction to Laboratory Practices and 

Research in the Chemical Sciences 
CHEM237 Principles of Organic Chemistry I 
CHEM247 Principles of Organic Chemistry 1 1 
CHEM276/277 G enera' Chemistry and Energetics- Majors/ 

Lao 

Professional Issues in Chemistry and 

Biochemistry 
CHEM425 Instrumental Methods of Analysis 
CHEM481/483Physica! Chemistry I / Lab 
ENGL101 Introduction to Writing 
UNIV100 The Student in the University 



CHEM395 



Credits 



4 
4 



4 
5 
3 
1 



Supporting Courses 

BSCI 105 Principles of Biology I 
PHYS141/142 Principles of Physics 
MATH140 Calculus I 
MATH141 Calculus 1 1 



4 
8 
4 
4 



NOTE : Al I maj ors and potenti al rraj ors are encouraged to take 
MATH241-Calculuslll (4) prior to beginning Physical Cherristry. 





Departmental Requirements 








Lower levd courses 


18 






Supporting courses 


20 






Upper level courses 


25 






rrust include 






BCHM461 


Biochemistry 1 




3 


BCHM462 


Biochemistry II 




3 


BCHM464 


Biochemistry Laboratory 




3 


BCHM465 


Biochemistry III 




3 


BCHM485 


Physical Biochemistry 




3 




approved biological science courses 




6 



* Sped f i c i nformati on about course requi remenfcs can be obtai ned i n the undergraduate of f i ce 

* Students who enrol I i n the chemi stry or biochemistry program at any time foil owing the first semesterof study typically will complete all or part 
of thenon-rnajorsintroductorysequence(CHEM 131.132, 231/232, 241/242 and 271/272; CHEM 132, 232, 242 and 272 are co-requisite 
laboratory courses). In this situation, completion of an additional approved upper I evet CHEM orBCHM course may be required to fulfill the 
lower-level departmental maj or requi rements. Transfer students who wish to pursue chemistry or biochemistry maj ors will have their previous 
cherri stry course work careful I y eval uated for pi acement i n the appropri ate courses. 



Advising 

There is mandatory advising for all Chemistry and Biochemistry majors each serrestH". AcMarTgarjpoirtmertecantemadeby 
undergraduate office 1206ChemistryBuilding, 301-405-1791 

Honors Program 

Students with a GPA of 3.0or better who have completed at I east two semesters of CHEM 399 (Introduction to Chemical Research) have an 

opportunity to sign up for CHEM 398 (Honors Research) inthersmioryearardbecoreideredforclepartrnental honors. After successful 

compl eti on of a seni or honors thesi s and semi nar, graduati on wi th honors or wi th hi gh honors i n chemi stry or bi ochemi stry can be attai ned. 

Student Societies and Professional Organizations 



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Alpha Chi Sigma Chemistry Fratenity is a professional fraternity which recruits men and women students from chemistry, biochemistry, and 
related science majors during each fall and spring semester. The fraternity holds weekly meetings and provides tutoring for students in lower-level 
cherri stry courses. The office is in Room 2106A Chemistry Building. Dr. Michael Montague Smith isthefaculty advisor (Room 1206 Chemistry 
Building, 301-405-1791). 

Thestudent affiliate program of theAmerican Chemical Society (SA -ACS) is designed to introduce students in cherri stry, biochemistry and 
related fields to a variety of professional activities. Student affiliates will gain ski I Is and make contacts aimed at launching a successful careerin 
science Activities include networking and meeting with professionals, attending national meetings, and participating in public outreach programs. 
Affiliates also receive subscriptions to Chemical & Engineering News, the undergraduate career magazine, inCherristry, as well asgaining 
on-l ine access to announcements regarding job and intern opportunities. The student affiliate office is located inRoom2112A of theCherristry 
Building. 

Scholarships and Financial Assistance 

The Department awards several scholarships to undergraduate majors with financial need and outstanding academic records, including the Isidore 
and Annie Adler Scholarship, the Leidy Foundation Scholarship, theG. Forrest Woods Scholarship, theJamesH. & Patricia H. Rich Scholarship, 
the Bruce J arvis Scholarship, the Francesco Barone Scholarship, and thejames Stewart Scholarship. Scholarship amounts are contingent on 
avai labefunds and some may be divided among multipleawardees. Any given scholarship is not necessarily awarded every year. There is no 
application process; all declared cherri stry and biochrri stry majors are automatical I y reviewed annually by tre Departmental Awards Committee 
The Office of Student Financial Aid (OSFA) administers all types of federal, state arid institutional financial assistance programs and, in 
cooperation with other university offices, participates in the awarding of scholarships to deserving students. For information, visit: 
www.fi nanci al ai d.umd.edu. 

Chinese(CHIN) 



College of Arts and Humanities 

2106J im®iez Hall, 301-405-4239 

www.chineseumd.edu 

Chair: S. Ramsey (Professor) 

Associate Professors: L. Yotsukura, M. Zhou 

Assistant Professors: M. Mason, S. NaitD, A. Schonebaum 

Lecturers: K. Akikawa, M. I noue (Senior Lecturer), M. Kong (Senior Lecturer), J. Lee-Heitz (Senior Lecturer), C. Pimentel, Y. Ramsey (Senior 

Lecturer), Y . Wang, E. Yamakita (Senior Lecturer) 

Visiting Faculty: G. Hu (Visiting Assistant Professor) 

The Major 

TheChinese Major (CHIN), www.chineseumd.edu, www.sllc.umd.edu, is housed in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures 
(EALL-Chinese, Japanese, Korean). 

TheChinese major provides the training and cultural background needed for entering East Asia-related careers in such fields as higher education, 
the arts, business, government international relations, agriculture, or the media Students may also consideradoublemajorinChinese and another 
disci pi ine such as business, government and politics, economics, or journalism Chinese students have the option of applying to live in St Mary's 
Hall (Language House) and participating in astudy abroad program. 

Requirements for the Major 

As of Fall 2007, the Chinese major requires 39 credits 18 or language and 18 of non-languageelectives, as described below. 

I . Language requirements. 18 credits of Chinese language at the 200 level or above Students pi aci ng i nto the program at higher levels should 
reach at least the level of CHI N302 or CHI N306 but may substitute non-language courses on China-related subjects for some of these 18 credits 
(The final decision on what substitute courses may be used for the major rests with the Chinese Program and Chinese Advisor.) Language courses 
accepted for the maj or i ncl ude 



CHIN20V202 


Intermediate Spoken Chi nesel and Intermedi ate Written 
Chinese 1 (must betaken and passed together) 


CHIN203/2O4 


Intermedi ate Spoken Chinese II and Intermedi ate Written 
Chinesell (must be taken together and passed together) 


CHIN301 


Advanced Chinese 1 


CHIN302 


Advanced Chinese II 


CHIN305 


LifeinChina through TV Playsl 


CHIN306 


LifeinChina through TV Playsll 


CHIN401 


Readi ngs i n M odem Chi nese 1 


CHIN402 


Readi ngs i n M odem Chi nese 1 1 


CHIN418A 


Special Topics in Contemporary Chinese Fiction and 
Film: Sex and the City: Literary and Filmic 
Representations of Women (taught i n Chi nese) 


CHIN418B 


Special Topics in Contemporary Chinese Fiction and 
Film The Representation of Youth (taught in Chinese) 


CHIN441 


Traditional Chinese Fiction (taught in Chinese) 


CHIN442 
1 ■ 


Modem Chinese Fiction (taught in Chinese) 



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1 1 . Literature 3 credits of Chi nese I iterature at 300 1 a/el or above. Courses accepted i ncl ude 



CHIN314 


Chinese Fiction and Drama in Translation 


CHIN315 


M odem Chi nese Literature in Translation 


CHIN316 


Traditional Chi nese Values 


CHIN418A 


Special Topics in Contemporary Chinese Fiction and Film 
Sex and the City: Literary and Filmic Representations of 
Women (taught i n Chi nese) 


CHIN418B 


Special Topic in Contemporary Chinese Fiction and Film 
The Representation of Youth (taught in Chinese) 


CHIN442 


Modem Chinese Fiction 



III . Linguistics, CHI N307 and 3 credits of Chinese linguistics at 300 level or above Courses accepted include 



CHIN421 Sounds and Transcriptions of Mandarin Chi nese 


CHIN422 Advanced Chi nese Grammar 


CHIN423 Chinese Historical Phonology 


CHIN424 LinguisticsoftheChineseWritingSystem 


CHIN428 Selected Topics in Chinese Linguistics 


EALL300 The Languages of East Asia 



IV. History/Civilization. 6 credits of Chinese history/civilization offered by other departments. Courses accepted include but are not limited to: 



EALL310 Asian Culture and the Si nosphere 


HIST284 East Asian Civilization! 


HIST285 East Asian Civilization II 


HIST480 History of Traditional China 


HIST481 A History of Modem China 



"Special Topics" and "Colloquium" courses (those with variable numbers, ending in 8 or 9 and followed by a letter) may be acceptable depending 
on the actual titieand content of thecourse at thetime it is offered. Thefinal determination is in the hands of the Chi nese Program and the Chi nese 
advisor. 

Electives. 6 credits of electives at 300 level or above subject to the advisor's approval. In addition to all the specific courses listed "Non-language 
Requi rements" above, I anguage courses and i ndependent study may al so be used toward thi s requi rement. 

Students must earn a grade of C- or higher in each course applied toward a major or minor in the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. 
Additional ly, an overs' I GPA of 2.0 in a major or minor is required for graduation. 

Study Abroad 

For information on study abroad programs seethe program advisor and/or the Education Abroad website www, i nternational .urrd.edu/studvabroad . 

Requi rements fcrthe Mi nor 

Chinese Language 

School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (SLLC) 
www.chineseumd.edu 

The 15-credit minor in Chinese language will provide students with a sophisticated understanding of Chinese linguistic knowledge and an 
upper-level Chinese language skill. Students attempting this minor will need a strong background in Chi nese at the level of Chinese 101 and 
CHIN102/103, whi chare prerequisites for some of the requi red courses. This minor will beof particular relevance to students with broad interest 
in learning Chinese language Students interested in taking this minor program should contact theChi nese advisor in the Department of A si an and 
East European Languages and Literatures of the School of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. 

Requiranaits 

A : Four 3-credit I anguage courses from among the fol I owi ng - 12 credits 

CHIN201 IntermediateSpokenChinesel 

CHIN202 Intermediate Written Chi nese I 

CHIN203 IntefmediateSpokenChinesell 

CHIN204 IntermediateWrittenChinesell 

CHIN205 Intermediate Chi nese -Accelerated Track 

CHIN207 Linguistic Resources for Students of Chinese 

CHIN301 Advanced Chinese I 

CHIN302 Advanced Chinese 1 1 

CHIN305 LifeinChinathroughTVPIaysl 

CHIN306 LifeinChinathroughTVPIaysll 

CHIN321 Classics' Chinese I 

CHIN401 Readings in Modem Chinese I 

CHIN402 Readings in Modem Chinese 1 1 

CHIN408 Classical Chi nese 1 1 



CHIN322 Classical Chinese 1 1 



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CHIN411 BusinessChlnesel 

CHIN412 Business Chinese 1 1 

CHIN413 Advanced Conversation and Composition 

CHIN415 Readings in Current Newspapers and Periodicals 

CHIN431 Translation and Interpretation I 

CHIN432 Translation and Interpretation 1 1 

CHIN441 Traditional Chinese Fiction 

CHIN442 Modern Chinese Fiction 

B: One 3-credit linguistics-oriented course from the foil owing - 3 credits 

CHIN421 Sounds and Transcriptions of Mandarin Chinese 

CHIN422 Advanced Chinese Grammar 

CHIN423 Chinese Historical Phonology 

CHIN424 LinguistJcsof the Chinese Writing System 

CHIN428 SelectedTopicsinChineseLinguistics 

• The course CHIN 331 "Chinese Calligraphy: Theory and Practice" may notbeusedfortheChinesemajor or minor. 

• Students must receive a "C-" orbetterinall courses used for the mi nor. 9 of the 15 credits must be upper-level courses. 

• Anoverall GPA of 2.0 in the minor is required for graduation. 

• No more than six of the fifteen credits toward the minor may betaken at an institution other than UMCP. 

To make an appointment to explore or declare a mi nor, go to http://www.arhu.umd.edu/underaraduate f academi cs/mi nors 

Undergraduate Research Experiences 

The School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures has implemented an Annual SLLC Undergraduate Research Forum which allows its 
outstanding Juniors and/or Seniors to display their research projects. The Forum takes place in late April in the Language House (St. Mary's). 

Internships 

Annual LanguageCareer and I nternship Fair 

Each fall semester, SLLC organizes a Language Career and I nternship Fair in conjunction with the UMD Career Center. For more information see 
the SLLC website http://www.sllc.urrd.edu/ . 

Co-op Prog/ams 

Language Partner Program (LPP) 

TheLanguage Partner Program is a joint venture between the School of Languages, Literaturesand Cultures, the Office of International Services 
and Education Abroad. International students and SLLC maj ors are assigned in pairs to meet weekly on a one-on-one basis outside the classroom to 
work in an informal yet structured way on the listening, speaking and cultural acquisition skills of SLLC majors SLLC students in good academic 
standing (3.0 GPA) and at the intermadi ate to advanced level signupforalcrSLLC309- Language Partner Program 

Student Societies and Professional Organizations 

Individual SLLC departments hold annual inducti on ceremonies for students who are eligible for horxxsciciety membership. 

Awards and Recognition 

TheUG Committee organizes an annual awards ceremony to celebrate SLLC students who have earned SLLC, campus, and/or national 
scholarships, and academic achievement awards. The awards ceremony takes place in conjunction with the annual SLLC UG Research Forum 

Civil and Envir on mental Engineering (ENCE) 

A.J amesClark School of Engineering 

1173 Engineering Classroom Building, 301-405-7768 

www.cee.umd.edu 

Chair: A. Haghani 

Professors: M . Aggour, A. Amde, B. Ayyub, G. Baecher, G. Chang, A. Davis, S. Gabriel, R. McCuen, E. Miller-Hooks, P. Schonfeld, C. 

Schwartz, M . Ski mi ewski , A . Torrents 

Associate Professors: M.Austin, A. Aydilek, K. Brubaker, P. Chang, C. Cirillo, D. Goulias, D. Lovell, Y. Zhang 

Assistant Professors: Q. Cui, B. Forman, B. Mi (AsstProf), B. Phillips (Asst Prof), L. Zhang 

Aff i Nate Professors: J. Gansler, B. Golden, E. Kalnay, M. Ruth 

Professors Emeriti: P.AIbrecht, F. BirknerJ. Colville, B. Donaldson, O. Hao, R. Ragan, D. Schel ling, Y. Sternberg, D.Vannoy, M.Witczak 

The Major 

The B.S. degree requires A total of 122 credit hours with emphasis in basic science (mathematics, chemistry, and physics), engineering science 
(mechanics of materials, statics, and dynamics), and basic civil and environmental engineering core courses (computations, materials, fluid 
mechani cs probabi I i ty & stati sti cs, and Geographi c I nformati on Systems) . By the J uni or year, each student chooses one of three tracks: 

Geotechnical and Structural Engineering, Environmental and Water Resources, or Transportation/ Project Management Each track specifies 
junior- and senior-level requirements All three tracks include technical electives that may be selected fromacornbi nation of the six Civil 
E ngi neeri ng sped alties and other approved courses (The si x sped al ty areas are E nvi ronmental , Geotechni cal , Proj ect M anagement Structural , 
Transportation, and Water Resources). The curriculum provides a sensible blend of required courses and electives, permitting students to pursue 
thai r i nterests wi thout the ri sk of overspeci al i zati on. 
The Bachelor of Sciencedegree in Civil and Environmental Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,